CJ Uzomah believes in Odell Beckham Jr. Tore his ACL in the Super Bowl because of the field.

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Star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. is still searching for his new NFL home, and a big reason is because of the torn ACL he suffered in the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl LVI loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in February. Had to endure in victory against. OBJ caught two passes for 52 yards and a touchdown before going down in the second quarter with an injury, and now, one player who shared the field with him Sunday believes he knows how it happened. .

But during an appearance “Bussin’ with the Boys” podcastFormer Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah said Beckham tore his ACL in the paint in the middle of the field, and that he realized there was a problem the day before.

Uzoma reflected on what he and his teammates were thinking after OBJ’s injury in Super Bowl Sunday:

“We knew the field felt weird. Like, the paint. The paint, they had to keep passing on it in the middle of the field. So us as a team, offensively, we were like, ‘Yo, This is where you have to control yourself.

“That’s what we talked about, I told the tight ends immediately, that’s what the tight ends coach told us immediately, that’s what we told some of the receivers, Like, ‘Hey, just letting you know this place. The field is a little f*****g weird.’ … Usually just paint in the middle of the field, this was just different. It was a little bit smarter because they put a little bit more — not a lot — but they put a little bit more paint in there.”

Azumah also said he was wary of that spot on the field because the Bengals weren’t allowed to walk on that spot during team photos the day before because people were still painting. He was also cautious because he was dealing with a knee injury during Super Bowl week.

Beckham claimed on Twitter earlier this month that he actually Tore his ACL before the Super Bowl., playing “the entire half of the season” with the injury. Even if that’s true, how did he go down on February? 13 didn’t help the problem, and that was likely due to the paint in the middle of the field.