Future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis went on a bizarre Odell Beckham Jr. rant on FS1's “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Monday afternoon, leading with the assertion that "Odell has removed God from his life."
It's pointless to summarize Lewis' message. It's more meaningful for you to see it verbatim:
Cowherd asks Lewis what he would tell Beckham if he sat with him now.
Lewis: "Where there's no God, there's chaos. Odell has removed God from his life. This is a kid that grew up under the covenant of who God really is. And everything that he's doing, he's crying out for help. We have a lot of people reporting about him, but it's always been the duty of elders to go back to help them. So that's why I raised my hand, and I told him, 'I'm here. Whatever you need.'"
Cowherd: What'd he say?
Lewis: "It's not what he said. It was the commitment he started to make. So we started to make those phone calls. We started to have conversation. And then I started to see he started to distance his-self a little more, a little more, and a little more. And the moment — just listen to me, Colin, I'm not talking about religion, I'm talking about a foundation. When your foundation is disturbed, when everything you're doing is the opposite of what's got you to this place, then you're making your own bed."
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Odell Beckham Jr. throughout his career
Odell Beckham Jr. throughout his career
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 21, 2017: Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants watches the action from the sideline in the first quarter of a preseason game on April 27, 2017 against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won 10-6. (Photo by: 2017 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - CIRCA 2011-2012: Odell Beckham Jr., #33 wide receiver of the Louisiana State University Tigers football team poses for a head shot at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Steve Franz/Louisiana State University/Getty Images)
MORGANTOWN, W.V. - SEPTEMBER 24, 2011: Odell Beckham Jr, #33 wide receiver of the Louisiana State University Tigers football team runs upfield with the ball during the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers on September 24, 2011 at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, Virginia. The Tigers won 47-21. (Photo by Louisiana State University/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 08: Odell Beckham Jr. #3 of the LSU Tigers fields a punt in front of Sean Parker #1 of the Washington Huskies during a game at Tiger Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 26: Odell Beckham Jr. #3 of the LSU Tigers participates in pregame drills prior to a game at Tiger Stadium against the Furman Paladins on October 26, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU won the game 48-16. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
08 MAY 2014: New York Giants 12th overall pick Odell Beckham Jr holds a Giants Jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the first round at the 2014 NFL Draft. The 2104 NFL Draft was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 19: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants carries the ball after the catch against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at AT&T Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 09: Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants looks on prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 9, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) Keke Palmer and Odell Beckham Jr. attend Trey Songz 30th Birthday Celebration at The Lion on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Odell Beckham Jr, New York Giants in action during the New York Giants V San Francisco 49ers, NFL American Football match at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA. 16th November 2014. Photo Tim Clayton (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 07: Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants catches a pass as Jason McCourty #30 of the Tennessee Titans defends during.a NFL game at LP Field on December 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 14: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants celebrates after scoring 10 yard touchdown thrown by Eli Manning #10 in the first quarter against the Washington Redskins during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 7: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants warming up before a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Giants defeated the Titans 36-7. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 21: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams during the first quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 31: New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. attends the 2015 NFL Honors at Phoenix Symphony Hall on January 31, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. (R) accepts the award for Best Play from recording artist Ciara and NBA player Andre Iguodala onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 1: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants looks on during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Giants 52-49. (Photo by Rob Leiter via Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 06: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants celebrates after scoring a 72 yard long touchdown against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 6, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Football players Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. attend the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON- FEBRUARY 14: Odell Beckham Jr. during the 65th NBA All-Star Game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. February 14, 2016. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 03: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants looks on against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 3, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 24-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 27, 2016: Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants catches a pass prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns on November 27, 2016 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. New York won 27-13. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Imges)
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 21, 2017: Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants poses for a picture as he walks onto the field prior to a preseason game on April 27, 2017 against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won 10-6. (Photo by: 2017 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
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Cowherd: In Baton Rouge it was football.
Lewis: "It's simple. It's simple."
Cowherd: His life is less football today.
Lewis: "It's less football, guess why? I tell people this all the time. I just spoke at this church a couple of days ago: 'You show me your crowd, I will show you your future.' Man, Justin Timberlake ain't never played no football. I love Justin. But Justin ain't gettin' out there on that ground like that. These guys he hangin' out with, they're in studios all night, they don't have to get up, they don't have a time-, they don't have no discipline when it comes to athleticism."
Cowherd: It's a different discipline.
Lewis: "It's a totally different discipline. And when you see what Odell is doin' to himself…"
The version of the interview I saw cut off after that.
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Ray Lewis through his career
Ray Lewis through his career
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Baltimore Ravens' Ray Lewis, named the game's MVP, celebrates after his team crushed the New York Giants, 34-7, at the Raymond James Stadum in Tampa to win Super Bowl XXXV. (Photo by Andrew Savulich/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Baltimore Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis shows off his tattoos as he meets the media at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Lewis made it plain he came to talk about football on Media Day, not his role in a murder case last year. The Ravens face the New York Giants at the stadium Sunday in Super Bowl XXXV. (Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis laughs during news conference at the Marriott Hotel in Tampa, the day after the Ravens beat the New York Giants to win Super Bowl XXXV. (Photo by Andrew Savulich/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NFL Baltimore Ravens All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis (L), stands with attorney Max Richardson (R), on February 1 to answer to charges of murder at Atlanta Municipal Court February 1. Lewis is charged with two counts of murder and felony murder for the double stabbing deaths of two men in the Buckhead district of Atlanta just hours after the Super Bowl. The case was continued until February 24th and Lewis' attorney Max Richardson stated the player was "at the scene of the crime but had nothing to do with the murders".
UNDATE FILE PHOTO - Baltmore Ravens all-pro linebacker Ray Lewis is shown in this undated team file picture February 11. Fulton County, Georgia district attorney Paul Howard said arrest warrants have been issued for Reginald Oakley of Baltimore and Joseph Sweeting of Miami, listed as active participants with Lewis in the January 31 stabbing deaths of two men at a popular Atlanta nightclub. Lewis, Oakley, and Sweeting will be indicted for murder, according to the Fulton County district attorney's office.
Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell (L) listens as Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis makes his first public statement February 17 since being indicted along with two others on murder and assault charges stemming from the deaths of two men in Atlanta January 31. Lewis said that he was innocent of the charges, and he thanked his family, teammates, and fans for their support.
NFL star Ray Lewis pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice, June 5, under an agreement that drops murder charges in the stabbing deaths of two men outside a Super Bowl party in Atlanta in January. Lewis, seen with his defense attorneys Ed Garland, (L), and Don Samuel (R), struck a plea bargain with the district attorney's office for the lower charge in exchange for his testimony against the other two co-defendants for the Buckhead double homicide. Lewis was in Fulton Superior Court making his plea to Judge Alice Bonner.
Baltimore Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis smiles as he jogs on the field during the first day of mini-camp at the teams' training facility, June 12. It marked the first time Lewis was back in uniform on the practice field with the team since having murder charges against him dropped in connection with a double murder in Atlanta after the Super Bowl.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Doug Pederson (18) tries in vain to escape the blitz of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis in the second quarter of their game at PSINet Stadium in Baltimore November 26, 2000.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis celebrates while walking off the field after the Ravens defeated the Tennessee Titans 24-10 in Adelphia Coliseum in their AFC Divisional Playoff game, January 7, 2001. Lewis scored his first career touchdown on a key fourth quarter interception off Titans quarterback Steve McNair, leading the Ravens to victory. AL
Baltimore Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis is swarmed by the media at Raymond James Stadium during Super Bowl media day in Tampa, Florida, January 23, 2001. Lewis, the NFL's defensive player of the year, was the object of intense questioning concerning his brush with the law last year. PJ/HB
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis sits on the bench late in the fourth quarter as the Ravens fall to the Cleveland Browns 20-3 at Cleveland Browns Stadium September 12, 2004. REUTERS/Ron Schwane RS
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis runs onto the field as he is introduced before the Baltimore Ravens AFC Divisional NFL playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Baltimore, January 13, 2007. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES)
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (facing camera) hugs Ravens' owner Steve Bisciotti in the closing minute of the Ravens win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in their NFL football game in Baltimore, Maryland December 28, 2008. The win clinched a playoff spot for the Ravens. REUTERS/Joe Giza (UNITED STATES)
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis yells at the officials in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts October 4, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES SPORT FOOTBALL)
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (R) knocks Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning on his back during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Baltimore, Maryland, November 22, 2009. Manning completed a pass on the play. REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES SPORT FOOTBALL)
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (R) and linebacker Ray Lewis watch the last minutes of the Raven's win over the Kansas City Chiefs in their AFC Wild Card NFL playoff football game in Kansas City, Missouri January 9, 2011. Reed's younger brother, Brian Reed, has been missing since January 7, when it was reported that he jumped into the Mississippi River following a police pursuit. REUTERS/Dave Kaup (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (R) speaks with Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis after the Ravens defeated the Broncos in their NFL AFC Divisional playoff football game in Denver, Colorado January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis speaks to journalists during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Ravens in the game on February 3. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Baltimore Ravens' Ray Lewis (52) hugs teammate Chris Johnson (L) as they celebrate their win over the New England Patriots in the NFL AFC Championship football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers to win the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis celebrates beside San Francisco 49ers guard Mike Iupati after the 49ers failed to score during the fourth quarter in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Former NFL player Ray Lewis (R) and his son Ray Lewis III watch Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers in Miami, Florida May 24, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL FOOTBALL)
Former Baltimore Ravens great Ray Lewis gestures to fans as he is inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during halftime of their NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Baltimore, Maryland September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Richard Clement (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 7: ESPN personality Ray Lewis looks on before a game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 7, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: (L to R) Former professional football player Jim Brown, former professional football player Ray Lewis, and Pastor Darrell Scott speak to reporters at Trump Tower, December 13, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 29: Jerome Bettis (L) and Ray Lewis pose with the tophy after the AFC defeated the NFC 20 to 13 during the NFL Pro Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Beckham, of course, has made some poor choices in his young age, but nothing he's done even enters the neighborhood of Lewis' alleged off-field actions.
Lewis, you may recall, was charged with two counts of murder in two Jan. 2000 nightclub stabbings but pleaded guilty only to obstruction of justice, a misdemeanor, after striking a deal with prosecutors in exchange for testimony against his companions that night. This USA Today piece recounts the incident.
Lewis was voted into the Hall of Fame and is scheduled to be inducted in August.