The National Football League has become a national disgrace after the last entire season became a political spectacle. The players, most teams, and even the league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, didn’t seem to have learned their lesson with the unprecedented revenue loss that resulted from it, as well massive decline in ratings.
The National Anthem kneeling rages on into this season, except for one surprising player. New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr.is not only one of the top wide receivers in the league, but was one of the athletes who was widely reported about last season for his disgraceful on-field antics. Most notably was when he got down on the field on all fours, lifted his left leg, and acted as if he were a dog urinating on a fire hydrant.
According to USA Today, Odell revealed that this grotesque celebration after his touchdown was aimed at President Donald Trump. The star athlete was fined $12,154 for this disrespectful and very unsportsmanlike behavior, Washington Post reported.
However, that was last season when Odell also suffered a broken ankle that forced him to abruptly end his playing time in October, according to ESPN. This season he’s back playing with his team and is shocking fans and detractors alike after publicly dropping to his knees and making an unexpected proclamation.
Faith Family America reports on the shocking turn of events:
The National Football League has remained a controversial subject matter as players continue kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. However, one football star changed up the game when he knelt on the field in prayer instead of protest.
Odell Beckham Jr (aka.OBJ) was able to participate in preseason activities and even start in the Giants’ season-opening game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although Beckham Jr. suffered a loss on the field in his first official game back, he is winning at life — and he’s giving all of the glory to God.
Following his return to professional football, OBJ captivated the nation with a powerful photo displaying his love and gratitude to God. OBJ credits God for the quick and smooth healing of his ankle injury.
“Lord, I come to you at this time… not to ask you for anything… but just to say Thank You,” OBJ wrote in an Instagram post.
“Mind. Body. Soul. Spirit. God I can’t thank u enough for completely puttin me back together and givin me another opportunity,” the star wide receiver said in an earlier post. “It’s OUR time.”
OBJ has been much more open about his faith after getting baptized in Jerusalem over the summer. See photos from OBJ’s international trip below. Please note: click on the right arrow of the photo album to scroll through all of the pictures.
Praise God! It is so wonderful to see Him working through such prominent names in American culture.