Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested on a misdemeanor threat charge at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, police confirmed to NFL.com.
Davis was arrested at the Hawaiian Airlines check-in counter when, after being asked security questions about his luggage by an attendant, turned to a female companion and allegedly asked her, “Did you pack the explosives?”
New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur confirmed during a Monday conference call that the receiver reported for the opening of Big Blue’s offseason workouts.
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“I really believe Odell is a professional. He wants to be great,” Shurmur said, via the team’s official Twitter feed. “He understands the importance of the offseason. He’s a competitive guy. Again, we had already started communicating before all that communication kind of got out there and was talked about to great deal. He’s a professional and I’m glad he’s here today.”
NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones reported over the weekend that Beckham was expected to report for the opening of the Giants offseason workouts.
Attending voluntary workouts is a good-faith gesture for Beckham, who hasn’t shied away from letting it be known he wants a new long-term contract that will make him one of the NFL’s highest-paid players. The lack of an extension placed him at the center of trade speculation for a large portion of the offseason, but Eli Manning wasn’t too worried about his top receiver leaving town.
“In everything that he is doing, he is crying out for help,” Lewis said. “We have a lot of people reporting about it. But it’s always been the duty of elders to go back to help. That’s why I raised my hand and told him, ‘I’m here whenever you need me.'”
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Lewis said Beckham initially was receptive to his outreach and committed to regular phone calls and conversations. So what happened?
The former Ravens star suggested the reason Beckham’s off-field life has gone a bit wayward this offseason — he was seen in a video with possible drugs and is the defendant in a $15 million lawsuit that Beckham calls a “shakedown attempt” — is because he “has removed God from his life” and “where there is no God, there is chaos.”
Lewis said he planned to reach out to Beckham again.