Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said that Odell Beckham's flight incident isn't impacting the Cowboys' interest in the star wide receiver. During this past weekend, Beckham was removed from a flight in Miami. Beckham, who was scheduled to fly from Miami to Los Angeles, was removed from the flight after the flight crew claimed he was "in and out of consciousness." Beckham refused to leave the flight when the flight crew asked him, but he did so when the police authorities asked him to do so.
Beckham is the biggest free agent available and the Cowboys are believed to be the team that has the biggest chance of landing him. "His overall team compatibility, his judgment, his behavior is not an issue with him. It is with many.
It isn't with him," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.
Jones set to meet Beckham on Monday
Before Beckham meets with the Cowboys, he will first visit the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. "If you look at what precedes us before getting here physically, coming to visit, I like that.
As to other teams, we don't have anything to step back on that," Jones added. Also, Jones underlined that the Cowboys are looking to sign Beckham because they are all in on this season. "We have to have this year. It's very important.
This year has to be a big part of it. We have almost the whole show ahead of us, but we've got to have a situation where we can really contribute now," Jones noted. Meanwhile, Beckham's agent Daniel Davillier issued a statement, in which he said the star wide receiver was simply asleep on the plane and not "in an out of consciousness." "Mr.
Beckham fell asleep with his blanket over his head, which is his normal practice for long flights. He was awaken and told that the plane was back at the gate and that he needed to get off the plane because he did not put his seatbelt on when asked.
He responded that he was asleep, and that he would put his seatbelt on at that time. He was informed that it was too late, and that either he would have to get off the plane or everyone would have to deplane. At no time was Mr.
Beckham disruptive or combative. He was willing to comply with the seatbelt requirement, but the flight attendant wanted to prove that he had the authority to have Mr. Beckham removed from the flight," Beckham's attorney said. It remains to be seen where Beckham will sign.