CLEVELAND — After being told to change his cleats at halftime or risk being ruled ineligible last week, Odell Beckham Jr. insisted he won't change his on-field fashion approach.
His pregame cleats vs. the Buffalo Bills on Sunday will prove as much.
As he has done throughout this season, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver will take the field wearing cleats that pay homage to his rare sneaker collection. With an all-light blue version of his signature Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 OBJ Uptempo Cleat, Beckham's kicks this week are a nod to the Air Fear Of God 1 Frosted Spruce, which released earlier this year.
Last week, Beckham made headlines when he and teammate Jarvis Landry were asked to change out of their cleats during the Browns' 24-19 loss to the Denver Broncos. With Cleveland wearing its all-brown Color Rush uniforms, the 3-time Pro Bowl receiver was wearing white cleats with clown paint emulating The Joker before switching into an all-black pair for the second half.
As Beckham explained, the mixup came as the result of the Browns petitioning the NFL to wear its home uniforms on the road after his Nike cleat lineup had already been picked up. Nevertheless, the 27-year-old says he doesn't plan on altering his on-field fashion anytime soon.
"I feel bad, but I really just don't care," Beckham said. "I don't want to get anybody else in trouble, but I see people wearing lime green in their cleats. No team in the NFL has lime green except Seattle.
"It's just stupid. Like, I really don't care. They're going to find a way to try to make me upset. And if you talk about cleats, then it's going to be a reflection of my character or whatever it is. But really, I just didn't have anything else to wear. So I'm going to wear whatever's the most comfortable. That's really it."