Odell Beckham Jr. has an interesting theory about how he’s been able to avoid catching the coronavirus: respect. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver said he and COVID-19 have “mutual respect, Barstool Sports reported. He added that neither he nor the virus wanted to mess with the other.
The team sent the 27-year-old star home with an illness last Thursday, according to the New York Post. But he played in the Browns’ 38-7 blowout loss Sunday to Pittsburgh. His coronavirus test came back negative, the newspaper said.
“Not in an arrogant way, I just don’t think COVID can get to me. I don’t think it’s going to get into this body. I don’t want no parts of it, it don’t want no parts of me. It’s a mutual respect,” he said Wednesday.
“So I wasn’t really worried about the test, it was just more in my mind for me and my maturity level I felt like it was the right thing to do to mention I may not have been feeling well. I just wouldn’t want it to spread throughout the whole building, if there was a case that I would have possibly had it. I was just trying to be an adult and be precautious about the situation and try and handle it the right way.”
Doctors have yet to weigh in on whether the human body can “respect” its way to health. But it’s almost assuredly not going going to go OBJ’s way on this one.
Twitter has Thoughts on Odell Beckham Jr.’s Health Tips
Twitter was flooded with hilarious takes on Odell Beckham Jr.’s belief that having mutual respect for a virus will keep it at bay.
Though, there were plenty of people who didn’t find the humor in Beckham’s comments. More than 220,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, and those numbers have been helped by people not taking precautions seriously.