Gorodetsky recalls lending Beckham $10,000 to play blackjack, and he also showed USA Today a text message purportedly of Beckham expressing interest in making a $20,000 bet on a baseball game.
According to sports betting sources, NFL players are allowed to wager on sports through legal operators, but Gorodetsky says the baseball bet was never made, anyway.
Meanwhile, through his agent, Zeke Sandhu, Beckham denies even knowing Gorodetsky.
At the beginning of the season when it was clear I didn’t have a role anymore, I asked to be released. Throughout the season, I was told week in & out that I’d be used. I wasn’t. I started getting frustrated about the whole thing. I asked to not be dressed or take unnecessary practice reps if I wasn’t going to play. That happened for a cpl weeks, then we had a a game week that I got solid reps in practice and everyone assumed I would play. I got to the stadium four hours early as usual, and my locker was empty. Nobody said anything to me about being inactive, just an empty locker. I asked to be released again. I was told no.
A couple weeks later, they dress me for the game so I assume I’m going to play, and I get zero reps. Stood on the sideline the whole game. I asked to be released again. I was told no. Then a few days later, they released me. I was never told I would be brought back, it was: If I bring u back, be in shape. I cleared waivers, and they didn’t call. New England called. Also, to be clear, ask Ryan if I came to see him in the hospital. I didn’t help Bud or T.J.? Ask T.J. if I helped him.
Trufant, 27, was not flagged for the altercation. Instead, Thomas received a 15-yard penalty during the game, but upon further review, Trufant was handed a fine.
Despite last week’s loss, the Falcons can still make the playoffs with a win this week against the Panthers or a Seahawks loss.
That’s a big part of why I’m standing here today, Quinn said. I think there’s games we could’ve, would’ve and should’ve won, and we didn’t.
This is a results business. This is wins and losses. You talk about all the individual plays, all the individual players, the staff, all that stuff. It comes down to winning football games and winning championships.
Quinn took some of the onus of the Lions’ identical 9-7 records over the past two years, but also said he felt the teams of the past two seasons were capable of better records than what they finished with.