BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Once Odell Beckham Jr. found his way back to Ohio, it didn’t take him long to notice a change.
“I feel something in the air,” he said. “Something special that Cleveland hasn’t had for a while.”
Beckham has breathed new life into the Browns.
The superstar wide receiver held court for nearly 20 minutes Wednesday in his first media availability since Cleveland introduced him to its ravenous fan base in a news conference on April 1. Beckham, whose antics in New York became tabloid fodder for five seasons, spent most of the past eight weeks away from the team getting his body into peak condition and his mind right.
The 26-year-old said he’s never felt better.
“Mentally, physically, spiritually, I’ve gone to a different place,” he said. “For the people that know me, they know I’m in a place I’ve never been in in my entire life and I’m just happy with where I am at and I’m always going to keep it pushing.”
Wearing an orange zip-up jacket with a pulled-up brown hoodie framing his face, Beckham smiled easily and often during his interview session while fenced in by one dozen TV…