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Odell Beckham Jr. Wants to Keep Wearing His $190k Richard Mille Watch in NFL Games

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Odell Beckham Jr. Wants To Keep Wearing His $190k Richard Mille Watch In NFL Games

NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t letting league rules get in the way of his gameday style. The Cleveland Browns receiver said that he plans to continue wearing a Richard Mille luxury watch this season despite the league telling him it may violate NFL rules. Beckham wore the watch in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans.

Odell Beckham Jr. Wants To Keep Wearing His $190k Richard Mille Watch In NFL Games

“I’ll still be wearing it,” Beckham said Tuesday, according to ESPN. “The same way I wear it every day I go to practice, when I go here, I go there, been wearing it. Take a shower with it on. It’s just on me.”

Odell Beckham Jr. Wants To Keep Wearing His $190k Richard Mille Watch In NFL Games

While NFL rules allow players to wear jewelry and some other accessories, NFL spokesman Michael Signora said after the Browns’ opening week game against the Titans that the league has rules that prohibit players from wearing “hard objects.”

Odell Beckham Jr. Wants To Keep Wearing His $190k Richard Mille Watch In NFL Games

Beckham said later that the watch, which appears to be the RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph model, is “plastic” and so that it “shouldn’t be an issue” if he wants to wear it. The next game for the Browns is on Monday Night Football in Week 2 against the New York Jets.

Odell Beckham Jr. Wants To Keep Wearing His $190k Richard Mille Watch In NFL Games

Here’s a look at the watch:

Odell Beckham Jr. Wants To Keep Wearing His $190k Richard Mille Watch In NFL Games

Browns Beckham Watch Football, Cleveland, USA - 08 Sep 2019 Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. runs a route during the first half in an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, in Cleveland. The flashy, fashionable wide receiver sported an expensive watch, worth over $250,000, during his debut Sunday. The NFL plans to speak with Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. about wearing a watch in games, RM 11-03 Automatic Winding Flyback Chronograph McLaren
Richard Mille Courtesy Image, Ron Schwane/AP/Shutterstock

“You got to look into the rule book. It says you can’t wear any hard objects. The watch is plastic,” he said. “People have knee braces on that are hard and made out of metal. You don’t see them taking them off. Everyone has jewelry on. So, I’m good.”

Odell Beckham Jr. Wants To Keep Wearing His $190k Richard Mille Watch In NFL Games

Beckham also added that he thinks he’s being singled out because he’s a high-profile player with an expensive watch:

“If anybody else would’ve worn the watch, if it was a $20 watch, it wouldn’t been no problem,” he said. “That’s just my life. If it ain’t this, it’s something else. If it wasn’t the watch, it would’ve been the way I’d tied my shoes.”

The RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph was originally released in 2018 and retailed for $191,500 plus tax, but now on the secondary market it is being sold for up to $350,000.

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