Laura Cuenca, an aspiring French model, told The News on Saturday despite the suspicious nature of the video, Beckham did not partake in any illegal substances.
No. He did not take any drugs! an adamant Cuenca wrote in her native French during a private exchange on Instagram.
When asked if there were any drugs in the room, however, Cuenca chose not to respond.
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In the video, Beckham is seen holding what looks like a thick brown cigarette in his left hand. The camera then quickly pans to a woman sitting next to him holding what appears to be a credit card in front of a powdery white substance.
Cuenca did not confirm or deny when asked directly if the white substance was cocaine.
When asked to clarify what exactly Beckham is holding, Cuenca told The News it was a piece of pizza.
This the video with audio of Odell Beckham with blunt in hand and pushing some chick to have sex with someone else😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/Jh1hLPKVSj
Cuenca said she has been contacted by someone within the Giants organization since the video was published but did not elaborate further on the specifics of the conversation.
The Giants acknowledged to the Daily News that they are aware of the video but did not have any comment beyond that. Beckhams agent has not responded to a request for comment.
In the brief clip, the 25-year-old Beckham is heard talking to Cuenca about trying to get you to sleep with… before the video cuts out.
Cuenca, who was first identified by her Instagram handle @ellcnc by Black Sports Online, said she met Beckham at Le Queen nightclub in Paris, France and recorded the video via Snapchat on Thursday at 6 a.m. local time. Cuenca sent The News a screenshot of the videos timestamp.
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Cuenca said she did not know the man she met was Beckham until after she had already uploaded the video. She said Beckham then informed her who he was and asked her to take it down.
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While the short clip didnt begin to circulate and go viral until Friday evening, Beckham may have been alluding to its validity when he posted to Twitter Friday morning, "Old news still makes a good story….I guess. #CatchUpWereIn18"
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Later that evening, a Twitter user responded to Beckhams tweet suggesting the video is old because it vaguely appears Beckham doesnt have his wrist tattoos in the clip. When she was forwarded this tweet, Cuenca was adamant that is not the case and the video is indeed recent.
Beckham recently posted several photos to Instagram of himself and another woman standing in front of theEiffel Tower.
Its unclear how long Beckhams trip to Paris lasted. He has not posted to social media since Friday when he uploaded a video of himself in Madrid, Spain with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
A man who appears to be Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. is seen in a video that went viral on social media Friday night for all the wrong reasons.
He is holding what looks like a brown cigarette in one hand while in bed with a pizza and a woman holding a credit card near an unidentified white substance.
The three-second video is undated, at an unknown location, and was not necessarily filmed Friday.
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There is no indication of whether the man alleged in other reports to be Beckham is aware he is being recorded. He can be heard talking to either the woman or others in the room about “trying to get you to sleep with someone.”
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The Giants and the NFL told NJ Advance Media that they are aware of the videos existence but have no further comment.
Beckhams agent did not respond to inquiries about the unanswered questions raised by the video.
Through the first four seasons of his career, Beckham has been a source of many on-field headaches for the Giants in skirmishes with opposing players and embarrassing touchdown celebrations, but he has avoided legal issues and remained well-liked in the locker room.
The timing of the video is curious and potentially damning given Beckham is looking for long-term contract extension, possibly in the $100 million range. He will play for $8.5 million on the team option year of his rookie contract in 2018.
Tampa Bays Mike Evans agreed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract earlier Friday, setting the benchmark for Beckhams negotiations. Evans reported $55 million guaranteed is the highest ever for a wide receiver — a number that Beckham certainly would want to eclipse.
After suffering a season-ending fractured ankle in Week 5 of the 2017 season, Beckham is training and rehabbing in Los Angeles but returns to the Giants facility for medical checkups, according to Giants general manager Dave Gettleman.
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First-year Giants coach Pat Shurmur reached out to Beckham soon after getting the job to begin building a relationship. Shurmur made it clear that the Giants days of coddling Beckhams on-field antics were over.
In his most recent comments on negotiations with Beckham, Giants co-owner John Mara said, “Ive said before many times that we want him to be a Giant. We will get something done at some point. I first want Pat to sit down with him and for them to have a good understanding of how we are going to act going forward. I have a lot of confidence that it will work out well, but well see.”
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