Drama in Browns-Ravens leads to OBJ getting choke-slammed by Marlon Humphrey

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey has been all over Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during Sunday’s Browns-Ravens contest. Halfway through the fourth quarter, OBJ had zero receptions for zero yards, a sign that he has been well-covered.

Beckham obviously didn’t like it much. Tension between him and Humphrey was brewing all game, and the two had some passionate exchanges after plays. It boiled over and came to blows in the third quarter, resulting in this stunning visual of Humphrey choke-slamming Beckham to the ground while a referee watches it play out on the ground in front of him.

So what happened before that? In this video you can see Beckham trying to hook his leg around Humphrey’s leg, presumably to bring him down to the ground so the choking would stop.

Even that’s not the whole story. It looks like OBJ tried to punch Humphrey before the choking began, near the start of the play.

So there was an attempted punch and then a brutal choke-slam. How did the referees handle all of this? Offsetting penalties and replaying the down. If that’s what happens when a player puts his hands around another player’s throat and slams him to the ground, I’d hate to see what it would take for these referees to eject someone from the game.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) makes a catch during practice at the NFL football team's training facility Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. makes a catch during practice at the NFL football team's training facility Monday, July 29, 2019, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) runs back onto the field during practice at the NFL football team's training facility Monday, July 29, 2019, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) talks with general manager John Dorsey during practice at the NFL football team's training facility Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. signs autographs after practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
BEREA, OH - JULY 28: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) takes a photo with a fan during he Cleveland Browns Training Camp on July 28, 2019, at the at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BEREA, OH - JULY 28: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) during drills during the Cleveland Browns Training Camp on July 28, 2019, at the at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BEREA, OH - JULY 26: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) stretches prior to drills during the Cleveland Browns Training Camp on July 26, 2019, at the at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BEREA, OH - JULY 26: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) high-fives fans as he makes his way to the field during the Cleveland Browns Training Camp on July 26, 2019, at the at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BEREA, OH - JULY 25, 2019: Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the Cleveland Browns takes a picture with a young fan after a training camp practice on July 25, 2019 at the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)
BEREA, OH - JULY 25, 2019: Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the Cleveland Browns participates in a drill during a training camp practice on July 25, 2019 at the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)
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After the game, Beckham did offer up one regret:

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