Ray Lewis Says Odell Beckham Jr. ‘Removed God from His Life’

Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis offered a head-scratching assessment of Odell Beckham Jr.’s situation as doubt hovers around the wide receiver’s future with the New York Giants.

Speaking on FS1’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd (h/t The Big Lead’s Bobby Burack), Lewis said, “Where there’s no God, there’s chaos.” Lewis added Beckham “has removed God from his life.”

It’s been a great story and all, but matched up with the playoff-experienced Kings — a team that emerged victorious in the last two contests between the clubs — the Golden Knights’ storybook season could abruptly conclude in the first round. If not, forward William Karlsson and his 43 goals (35 assists) on the season project as a valuable commodity, along with linemates Reilly Smith and Jonathan Marchessault. On the blue line, young Shea Theodore stands tall in amassing nine points on 38 shots in his final 10 games.

David Tepper, the hedge-fund billionaire whom many N.F.L. owners pointed to as the preferred choice to buy the team, will not increase his offer to meet the current asking price of $2.5 billion, which makes it unlikely that he will win the ongoing auction for the club, according to two people with knowledge of his interest in the team.

Tepper’s decision comes a few weeks after Michael Rubin, the owner of the online retailing giant Fanatics, bowed out. Both men could return to the bargaining table if Richardson decided to accept a lower price.

Their apparent departures narrow the field to two for membership in the most exclusive and expensive owners club in North American sports: Ben Navarro, who owns Sherman Financial Group, an investment firm; and Alan Kestenbaum, the chief executive of Bedrock Industries, which owns and operates metal and mining companies.

According to several people familiar with the auction, Navarro is believed to have offered $2.6 billion, though it is unclear whether he needs the help of other investors to cover that price.bills_016

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