Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. explains why he might cramp up: 'I really don't like water'

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Odell Beckham Jr. apparently doesn’t like water. 

The Giants wide receiver was asked Friday about some of the problems he’s been having with dehydration. He responded with an answer many probably weren’t expecting: “I really don’t like water. I’m trying. I really just don’t like it.”

“You know when you get that stomach feeling and it’s all slushy feeling?” he added. “I’m trying to stay hydrated but sometimes I just got to get an IV. It’s just necessary. You’re cramping in both calves, it’s hard to run and make cuts. And if you’re cramping and dehydrated you’re susceptible to something else. So, I’m trying to stay on top of it the best I can.”

Coach Pat Shurmur was then asked if it’s news to him that Beckham doesn’t like water and he said: “That’s news to me, yeah. I mean listen, Odell and I and the players talk about a lot of things. We don’t talk about our like and dislike for water.” He added under his breath, “What a business.”

Beckham made headlines after he left the field before halftime in the Giants’ loss to the Eagles in Week 6. Shurmur told reporters that Beckham’s unexpected exit was due to dehydration issues and it wasn’t over frustrations with how the team was playing, which many speculated.