NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. is giving people a flash to the past with an epic Thanksgiving throwback.
The Cleveland Browns wide receiver dropped flashback photos of himself and teammate Jarvis Landry. The two also played together while attending Louisiana State University.
Beckham wrote “ALOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR ON THIS DAY …. I just wanna thank god we don’t look like this no moooore happy bday blooody @juice_landry #ITSgoindowntodayy.”
Landry isn’t only celebrating Thanksgiving, but he turns 26-years-old today. Beckham’s model girlfriend, Lauren Wood, commented on the post, “Happy birthday bluuuudy”
Beckham celebrated his own 27th birthday on November 5. He became Instagram official with Wood on the same day.
On his birthday, Wood shared personal photos of the two hanging out. She wrote a sweet message to him, ““Happy birthday @obj ! Your soul is pure gold . U know I can write lot about you, but I rather keep passing these love letters ? Ceasar home ❤️ PS this blurry will always be my fave pic of us bc wtf is going on lol yumiii af.”
Beckham wrote back, “YUMI…. I’m riding wit u, I got ur back. U kno what it is. LOVE queen!” He added, “?? My slime.”
The two had been rumored to be dating for months but only recently went public.
The relationship appears to be serious with Wood hanging out with Beckham’s mother, Heather Van Norman. Beckham’s mom posted photos hanging with her son’s new girl. They even both wore Beckham’s Cleveland Brown jersey
A fan said “When mama bear approves…. nufff saidddd!!!! Hiii and bye haterssss!!! Two beautiful women” and “That’s really dope. Both the woman of his life supporting that’s how it should be ❤️.”
Beckham has defended his relationship from trolls online. He posted on social media, “alllllllottt of the women in these comments whose hating (no disrespect at all) I wouldn’t holla at y’all if a bet was on the line. Stop it I’m very appreciative for women being placed on this Earth… I rallly really mean that, but some of y’all commenting is hitttt.”
As The Blast previously reported, Wood previously dated Shemar Moore. The then 21-year-old model was photographed with Moore in 2014 at multiple red carpet events.
The NFL star is dealing with other issues at the moment. He believes he is being unfairly targeted with excessive test requests. He claims in a five-day span to have been randomly tested twice.
“The NFL made me come in Monday when we had an off day. Had a drug test. Made me come in Thursday after the game. Had another drug test,” Beckham said.
“Nobody is getting tested like me. I know people who didn’t get tested for five months in the offseason and I’m getting tested every time,” he added.
The league hasn’t commented directly on Beckham’s claim but says, “Neither the union or the league are involved in the random selection of players to be tested. By means of a computer program, the independent administrator determines which 10 players will be randomly selected each week.”