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Tuesday’s Mashup: Odell Beckham Jr. tweets about double standard following Tom Brady sideline outburst

Lucy Burdge
December 05, 2017 - 8:00 am

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-- Odell Beckham Jr. posted a series of tweets on Monday morning saying he believes there would have been greater backlash had he erupted on the sidelines during a game like Tom Brady did.

Brady exploded on Josh McDaniels after a failed third-down conversion on Sunday and Brady said the outburst was “just football.”

Beckham said he believes there is a double standard when it comes to actions like this. He responded to a tweet from Sean Lyric questioning whether or not the reaction would be negative if Beckham had done what Brady did on the sideline.

Beckham said he had the same conversation about the incident and he would have been called “selfish” or immature in the same situation.

Beckham and Brady seem to share a mutual respect and signed jerseys for each other after a game in 2016.

-- LaVar Ball said on Monday he has pulled his son LiAngelo out of UCLA.

"We are exploring other options with Gelo," Ball told ESPN. "He's out of there."

LiAngelo was one of three members of the UCLA basketball team who were suspended indefinitely following their shoplifting arrest in China last month.

"I'm not sitting back and waiting," Ball said. "He wasn't punished this bad in China. We get back over here and the consequences were even stiffer than China. So basically they're in jail here."

UCLA coach Steve Alford released a statement on Monday addressing LiAngelo’s situation.

"We learned today of LiAngelo Ball's intention to withdraw from UCLA,” the statement reads. “We respect the decision he and his family have made, and we wish him all the best in the future."

Ball said he has not decided where LiAngelo will play this season.

"I'm going to make him way better for the draft than UCLA ever could have," he said. "He's not transferring to another school. The plan is now to get Gelo ready for the NBA draft."

Ball said he still plans for his son LaMelo to play basketball at UCLA.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I support Rob. I love Rob. He's been such a great supporter of mine. He knows I'm always here for him." -- Tom Brady, on Rob Gronkowski’s one-game suspension for the hit to Tre'Davious White on Sunday

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