Browns’ Coach Freddie Kitchens Says Ravens Player ‘Choked’ Odell Beckham Jr.

FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens talks to quarterback Baker Mayfield during an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. offered up a good reason for his in-game dustup with Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey.

“I’m just upset I lost my earring,” Beckham said after the game, according to the NFL Network.

Beckham and Humphrey were engaged in a physical matchup all game long Sunday in Cleveland’s 40-25 victory. Late in the contest, after Beckham was brought down on a play, Humphrey leaned over Beckham and appeared to hold his throat with his left hand while the receiver clung onto the cornerback’s facemask. Teammates came to separate the two.

Beckham and Humphrey were both flagged for the scuffle, but Humphrey was not ejected.

“I saw what you saw,” Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said after the game, according to ESPN. “He was getting choked on the ground. They get away with that because it’s Odell. I’m going to be one the phone with (NFL vice president of officiating) Al (Riveron) when I get on the bus.”