Odell Beckham Jr is fined $12,154 by the NFL for his ‘dog peeing’ touchdown celebration

Saturday, September 30, 2017
By Paul Martin

New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $12,154 by the NFL on Friday for his controversial end zone celebration from last Sunday
Beckham celebrated his touchdown against the Eagles on Monday by lifting his leg and pretending to be a dog peeing
‘I was in the end zone. I scored a touchdown,’ he said when questioned about it at the time, ‘I’m a dog, so I acted like a dog’
On Tuesday, Beckham was asked on Twitter if ‘”I’m a dog” display/comment was in reference to (Trump’s) “son of a b***h”‘ (i.e. dog) line?’
‘If u seen that, I have to tip my hat to u for thinkin outside the box,’ Beckham wrote back. ‘#URRIGHTONPOINT impressed’
The stunt landed him a 15-yard penalty – and Beckhan chose to mark his next touchdown minutes later with a power fist salute

By HANNAH PARRY
DAILYMAIL.COM
29 September 2017

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr has been fined $12,154 by the NFL for his dog-like touchdown celebration last Sunday.

The talented receiver had just scored the first points of the day against the Eagles on Sunday, making a good fourth-quarter catch in the end zone, when he got down on all fours, lifted his leg, and pretended to pee.

‘I was in the end zone. I scored a touchdown,’ Beckham told the New York Daily News. ‘I’m a dog, so I acted like a dog.’

He was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct for the celebration, and met a few days later with co-owner John Mara, who was unhappy with Beckham’s behavior.

Also in that game, Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount was fined $9,115 for taunting.

Jets rookie safety Jamal Adams and Minnesota cornerback Xavier Rhodes were docked the same amount for taunting.

Jets linebacker Darron Lee drew an $18,231 fine for a late hit on Miami quarterback Jay Cutler.

Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman was fined $12,154 for unnecessary roughness, while Denver’s Will Parks was docked $9,115, also for unnecessary roughness.

Beckham earlier this week hinted that his colorful touchdown celebration was a jibe at President Donald Trump after he called any player who failed to stand for the national anthem a ‘son of a b***h’.

On Tuesday, Beckham responded to a tweet by CNN’s AJ Willingham, suggesting that his ‘”I’m a dog” display/comment was in reference to (Trump’s) “son of a b***h”‘ (i.e. dog) line?’

‘If u seen that, I have to tip my hat to u for thinkin outside the box,’ Beckham wrote back. ‘#URRIGHTONPOINT impressed.’

‘I didn’t know if the rule book said you can’t hike your leg,’ he told the Daily News.
‘(The official) said I peed on somebody. So I was trying to find the imaginary ghost that I peed on, but I didn’t see him.

‘But either way it goes, you play football. I wear red and white. I don’t wear black and white with stripes on it. I don’t make calls. I just play football.’

The wide receiver scored again a couple of minutes later, but this time, he chose to celebrate the touchdown with a power fist salute.

Hundreds of NFL players took the knee, locked arms or refused to turn up during the national anthem in defiance of Trump after he called for ‘disrespectful’ players who refused to stand ‘sons of b***hes’ that should be fired.

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