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Odell Beckham & Kevin Durant Weigh In On ESPN Fantasy Auction

By HHL Editors

ESPN caught some heat yesterday for airing a NFL fantasy draft auction in which competitors bid on players auction style.

Some argued that a group of mostly white fantasy players bidding on a group of most black football players evoked the slave trade.

Kevin Durant was among those uncomfortable with the spectacle.

Odell Beckham Jr., who was bid on, also weighed in:

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Although it's unclear if the Giants star was offended by the auction or by how much he eventually sold for.

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ESPN has apologized for the "optics" of the event.

"Auction drafts are a common part of fantasy football, and ESPN's segments replicated an auction draft with a diverse slate of top professional football players. Without that context, we understand the optics could be portrayed as offensive, and we apologize."
What do you think? Offensive or nah?

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