Preston Brown has quickly become one of the better linebackers in the NFL. He is only in his second season, but he was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week last week, and had another solid game on Sunday against the New York Giants. In that game, some of the players for the Buffalo Bills claim that Odell Beckham Jr. threw punches.
Brown weighed in on the matter to The Buffalo News:
“That’s what he does. He’ll get away with it,” Brown told the newspaper. “He’s the ‘golden boy’ of the league. He’s on the cover of Madden. Sometimes, you get away with stuff like that.”
When Brown returned to his locker after the loss, his phone lit up with text messages from friends, who were shocked to see him react like this. They knew this wasn’t his style of play, at all. Either way, four games in, the Bills have a league-wide reputation of crossing the line.
“Now that everybody saw us on TV, it looks like we’re going crazy,” Brown said. “So now, every team is going to do that. Now, we understand that’s going to happen. So we’ll just sit back, relax and laugh. It’s just a mentality now. We know we can’t do that stuff in the NFL. If somebody throws the punch, we’re going to look at him and laugh. We can’t do anything and they probably won’t get the flag for it either. If we retaliate, we’re going to get the flag.”
What do you think? Beckham was fined today $8,681 for the alleged punch, according to NFL.com.