Alec Ogletree, one of the newest Giants, was actually one of the first NFL players to really tick Odell Beckham, Jr. off. It happened in 2014 in St. Louis, about a year before the more famous Josh Norman incident. Ogletree, then with the Rams, delivered a big late hit to Beckham out of bounds, leading to a wild brawl.
It's been more than three years since that happened. But if you think Beckham has forgotten it, think again.
"He actually sent me a video of the fight," Ogletree said. "He was like, 'We're going after it every day at practice,' And I was like, 'Oh, yeah.'"
It's all in good fun, of course -- at least it is now. Ogletree said Beckham was one of the first players to call him after he was traded from the Rams to the Giants. And the video was just Beckham's way of welcoming one of his newest teammates and assuring him that they are now on good terms.
Besides, it wasn't Beckham's fault that Ogletree was only fined $8,268 for that late hit, while Beckham was slapped for $10,000 for kicking at him when he got up. There were $100,000 in fines handed out overall in that brawl with several Giants and Rams.
But as Ogletree pointed out, that was a very long time ago.
"I mean, that happened 3-4 years ago and we've seen each other since then," Ogletree said on a conference call with the New York media on Thursday. "There's never been any bad blood. It's football. It happens. We were playing against each other and we wish it didn't happen the way it did, but it did."