On Monday millions around the country flocked outside to get a look at the solar eclipse. It was the first time since 1918 that the “path of totality” crossed the entire nation, and no one wanted to miss what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Responsible eclipse-viewers knew it was not a good idea to look directly into the sun, as it could permanently damage your vision, but anyone who was outside on Monday could also tell you that the temptation to get a glimpse of the eclipse without the heavy eyewear was strong.
It seems that for Odell Beckham Jr., that temptation was to strong to ignore. In a video posted to his Instagram page, it appears that Odell looked directly into the source of the light for an extended amount of time, squinting and straining to make out the shapes of the sun and moon interacting in the sky.
You can watch the video below and judge for yourself if Odell might’ve done any serious damage.
“Mannn yall trippin , where the eclipse at? Me n @bradwing9 can’t find it no where!????” his caption read.
While it’s possible Odell was simply trolling fans and was simply looking at another light source while pretending to make the one mistake literally everyone across the country was telling you not to make, it’s not hard to imagine that curiousity got the best of him in the moment and he really just stared at the sun for a little while, hoping to find the eclipse.
Until its confirmed that his corneas are still intact and in playing shape, Giants fans everywhere will be praying that Odell’s sight was unaffected by the incident, so he can get back to making the one-handed catches he’s become so known for.
The Giants open their 2017 NFL regular season on September 10 against the Dallas Cowboys.