Odell Beckham Jr. Gives Hysterical Reason Why He Doesn’t Drink Water

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New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. may be an accomplished athlete — but something he’s less accomplished at is staying hydrated.

The star wide receiver, 25, told reporters on Friday that he doesn’t drink water because he doesn’t like the feeling of it in his stomach.

He said via Yahoo Sports NFL writer Kimberly A. Martin:

I’ve always cramped. I’ve always cramped. It’s just, I feel like I’m working harder than I ever have. I really don’t like water. I’m trying. I really just don’t like it. You get that stomach feeling, like it’s all slushy. I’m trying to stay hydrated. Sometimes I just gotta get an IV. It’s just necessary. If you’re cramping in both calves, it’s hard to run and make cuts. And if you’re cramping and dehydrated, you’re susceptible to something else. I’m trying to stay on top of it the best that I can.

This came as a surprise to new head coach Pat Shurmur, who says his team has a don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy about water.

“That’s news to me, yeah,” Shurmur said, via NY Daily News Giants reporter Pat Leonard. “I mean, listen. Odell and I and the players talk about a lot of things. We don’t talk about our like and dislike for water.”

I’m not a scientist but not drinking water sounds like a recipe for failure. It might — at least in part — explain the Giants abysmal 15 record though. Just a hunch.

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