The brief off-day trip to South Beach by Odell Beckham and the Giants wide receiver created a media freak out about the responsibilities professional athletes have during the season on their days off.
A variety of images appeared on social media showing the receiving corp partying it up with Justin Bieber and Trey Songz until the morning, and eventually ending up shirtless on a boat on Biscayne Bay.
Giants quarterback, and franchise deadpan artist, Eli Manning weighed in on the controversy in his unique way.
Manning said he was extremely disappointed in the group, but mostly because their lack of shirts and appropriate clothing showed a lack of preparation.
He also mentioned that he was actually there, but avoided detection.
“I was telling people, I’m the one who took the picture. They just wouldn’t let me in with my shirt off.”
More Eli Manning in Bieber-Gate: “I was telling people I’m the one who took the picture. They just wouldn’t let me in with my shirt off.”
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) January 3, 2017
Eli has struggled playing quarterback this season, but his sarcasm game is playoff ready.
Here’s the full Q & A: