Giants WR Odell Beckham allegedly showed interest in betting $20,000 on a baseball game, celebrity gambler Robert Gorodetsky said in an interview with USA Today Sports.
Gorodetsky reportedly showed what he said was a text message from Beckham regarding betting on baseball, but said the plan did not proceed.
It is against NFL rules to bet on professional or collegiate sports.
Beckham's agent, Zek Sandhu, said Beckham does not know Gorodetsky and that his team could not confirm any statements.
"We have confirmed with Odell that he has never placed any bets on any professional sports games," Sandhu said. "We can assure you that he has and will always continue to comply with all of the NFL's rules and regulations regarding gambling activities.''
Gorodetsky claims he went with Beckham to the High Limit Lounge, where he says Beckham said, "I didn't really bring money with me," and asked Gorodetsky if he could borrow $10,000 to play blackjack.
"I give him the money," Gorodetsky said. "Next thing you know we're sitting there (playing blackjack) for four hours. He won a couple of thousand and gave me my money back. Then he's like, 'Come to dinner with us.'"
Gorodetsky, who said he met Beckham through Beckham's cousin, said he has formed relationships with professional athletes but they do not want to be associated with him publicly.
An ankle injury sidelined Beckham for the season after just four games. He caught 25 passes for 302 yards and three touchdowns.