Odell Beckham posts videos of himself staring into solar eclipse

CLEVELAND – Odell Beckham’s next contract needs a clause to protect the Giants against solar eclipses.

Beckham posted an Instagram video of himself in his Cleveland hotel room on Monday afternoon staring toward the rare eclipse, squinting but with nothing covering his eyes.

“How long you ain’t supposed to look at it for?” Beckham says to teammate Brad Wing as he looks to the sky.

Looking at the sun during an eclipse is only safe during the brief phase of a total solar eclipse, when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, according to NASA. However, the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, also known as “eclipse glasses.”

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In another video posted to Twitter, Beckham appears to don regular sunglasses to cover his eyes. But according to NASA, “homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun” because “they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight.”

Beckham’s caption for the video was: “Mannn yall trippin , where the eclipse at? M n @bradwing9 can’t find it no where!” But hopefully the Giants’ best player can pick up the ball well enough in Monday night’s game against the Browns.

The receiver made his preseason debut on Monday. He had dressed for the Giants’ first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Aug. 11 but did not play.


Corner Eli Apple (ankle), receivers Dwayne Harris (upper body) and Darius Powe (hamstring), linebackers Keenan Robinson (concussion) and Mark Herzlich (stinger), running back Shaun Draughn (ankle), and offensive linemen Adam Gettis (lower body) and Michael Bowie (team leave) did not play. Bowie did not travel due to the ongoing investigation into allegations of domestic assault against him in Tulsa, Okla.

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