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Giants’ Beckham fined $12,154 for dog-like TD celebration

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 Monday, 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.

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 Monday, making a good fourth-quarter catch in the end zone, when he got down on all fours, lifted his leg, and pretended to pee

The talented receiver had just scored the first points of the day against the Eagles on Monday, 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'

‘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

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?'

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?’

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 said. (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. 

Beckham earlier this week hinted that his colorful touchdown celebration was a jibe at President Donald Trump (seen above in Morristown, New Jersey, on Friday) after he called any player who failed to stand for the national anthem a 'son of a b***h'

Beckham earlier this week hinted that his colorful touchdown celebration was a jibe at President Donald Trump (seen above in Morristown, New Jersey, on Friday) after he called any player who failed to stand for the national anthem a ‘son of a b***h’

Trump says he’s spoken to ‘numerous’ NFL team owners about the national anthem, including Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones.

‘I really think it’s coming together. I noticed last night, or I was told, I didn’t see it, but I heard everybody stood for the national anthem,’ Trump said Friday, in reference to the Packers-Bears game the night before. 

‘I’m very happy. I heard that, and they should stand. You have to stand, It’s our national anthem. You have to stand.’

Trump would not tell reporters which other National Football League owners he’s talked to aside from Jones, answering vaguely with, ‘I have many friends.’

He said earlier this week that he’d spoken to a couple others. He did not name names. 

Trump tweeted about his call with Jones on Wednesday morning, following the Cowboys kneel-then-stand during the anthem approach to their Monday evening game.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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