Beckham headed to the locker room after the play and the Giants reported that he had suffered a sprained ankle. He was also evaluated - and cleared - for a concussion.
The play was replayed and shared on social media, and, although it wasn't a penalty, it was ripe for opinion. Here's what the play looked like.
Low hit to the knees of OBJ. pic.twitter.com/frZzPGgDLr-- NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) August 22, 2017
And here's what folks had to say about it on Twitter.
If you do this in a pre-season game, you should be suspended for the ENTIRE REGULAR SEASON. pic.twitter.com/f67pxykqqB-- Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) August 22, 2017
BBC is going to become public enemy #1 if Beckham is injured even though it was a clean hit.-- Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) August 22, 2017
Seen hits like that one by Briean Boddy-Calhoun on Odell Beckham Jr. on the likes of Gronk before. Dangerous, painful, but legal.-- Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 22, 2017
Spoken with multiple people in officiating world. Legal hit by letter of law. https://t.co/WzcyrzMWT4-- Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) August 22, 2017
Hit from Browns' Briean Boddy-Calhoun on Odell Beckham is legal, I'm told. Shoulder/side of helmet contact to the knee area is legal contact-- Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 22, 2017
Of course it is. It's dirty but not illegal. https://t.co/TWqrmzes4H-- ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 22, 2017
Was this really in question? Some need to chill and let them play. https://t.co/cg8bAfKLuN-- Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) August 22, 2017
Odell jogging in after 10-6 loss. pic.twitter.com/oadjWonwy1-- Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 22, 2017
If Beckham didn't suffer a major injury, his cleat coming free from the grass saved him. Little doubt how that would've ended if not.-- Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 22, 2017
Tuesday's @NYDailyNews back page... pic.twitter.com/qviGzVddVz-- Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 22, 2017
Another angle on the Odell Beckham Jr. dirty hit. pic.twitter.com/7WMUeKG5ix-- Beau Taylor (@BeauJTaylor) August 22, 2017
Beckham said it "feels like a rolled ankle. ... It'll be all right."-- Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 22, 2017
Source : http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/08/briean_boddy-calhouns_hit_on_o.html