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Wednesday’s Mashup: Julian Edelman jokes about Odell Beckham Jr.’s new contract in Instagram post

Lucy Burdge
August 29, 2018 - 7:34 am

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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: NY Mets at Chicago, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Seattle at San Diego, 5 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Miami at Boston, 6:35 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7)
MLB: Chicago White Sox at NY Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Arizona at San Francisco, 10:30 p.m. (MLB Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Julian Edelman is happy for his friend Odell Beckham Jr. and his new five-year, $95 million, with $65 million guaranteed, contract with the Giants.

Edelman posted a picture with Beckham on Instagram and said dinner is on the Giant next time.

A post shared by Julian Edelman (@edelman11) on

“Friendship is what makes a man wealthy. Also... contracts. #DinnerOnDell,” Edelman joked in the caption.

Beckham is now the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history after signing this contract.

-- Johnny Manziel appeared on Kevin Hart’s Cold as Balls podcast this week and said when he joined the Browns he wished he could have gone back to college.

"A kid from where I'm from—20,000 people—we don't get the chance to meet celebrities," Manziel said. "Much less meet everyone that you would want or have the chance to talk to them at the tip of your finger. ... So after that first year, after the fame and everything started to come, I couldn't help but eat it up."

"I looked at the players they had, I was cool with it," Manziel continued of being drafted by the Browns in 2014. "Once I landed and went to Berea, Ohio, for the first time I was like, 'Can I go back to college?' I don't know anybody. I don't know where I'm at. It's cold."

The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner also said he lost himself to "the monster of fun" that went along with the fame.

"I don't expect people to look at my story and feel bad for me. A lot of what I did was self-inflicted," Manziel said. "I'm at a point now where I can look back, I can reflect and realize that I was one way. That was wrong. What can I do moving forward, because I can't change how I was."

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  “It’s exactly kind of like I’ve been saying. I didn’t mean any harm by the pic. It was more of a picture showing what my stand was on the Second Amendment.” -- J.D. Martinez, on his resurfaced Instagram post from 2013 about the Second Amendment showing a picture a Hitler 

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