The first debut with Cleveland Browns was a rough one for Odell Beckham Jr, as the Browns lost 43-13. But what was more noticeable than the score was perhaps the very, very expensive gadget on his wrist.
The wild receiver made his first start with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, flashing what appears to be a Richard Mille watch, which can be priced at six-figures.
According to the Action Network, Beckham was wearing the RM 11-03 Automatic Flyback Chronograph McLaren limited edition watch, which he purchased for $189,500 when it was first released in 2014. Limited to just 30 pieces, the retail value of the watch has drastically inflated to upwards of $350,000 since.
Unfortunately for the three-time Pro-Bowler, his pricey timepiece didn’t translate to success on the field. Beckham ended his Browns debut with seven receptions for 71 yards and zero touchdowns, with frustrated fans leaving early due to the blowout, reported Fox 8 Cleveland.
In addition, Beckham’s decision to wear a watch may get himself in trouble as it violated a league rule which prohibits hard objects from being worn on the field, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. It is uncertain if the NFL will address the issue.
If Beckham will face any punishment for what he wore during the game, it wouldn’t be his first time. ESPN reported that in 2016, the NFL fined Beckham $18,000 for wearing Craig Sager cleats that were to be auctioned off for cancer research. Although the NFL let players wear tribute cleats for charity earlier that season, players were not allowed to wear them when Beckham did.
Beckham was traded to the Browns earlier this spring after he signed a $95 million extension in 2018 with New York Giants. His base salary with the Browns this season is $16.75 million, according to Spotrac.