New York Giant’s Odell Beckham is back in the news. This time it is for after touchdown celebration where he pretended to pee like a dog. On Sunday, September 24, The Giant’s suffered a loss to The Eagles 27-24. Odell couldn’t help himself, apparently, and lifted his leg to President Trump in celebration at the end zone.
This was in response to President Trump saying that he would “get that son of a bitch off the field” if they would not respect the Flag and stand for the National Anthem during his speech in Huntsville, AL on Friday, September 22. Odell replied back in a tweet on September 25th with a hashtag #URRIGHTONPOINT when asked if it was in response to President Trump’s comment.
At the time of the dog peeing celebration in the end zone- the Giant’s were assessed a 15 year penalty for disorderly conduct and later that week co-owner of the Giant’s “John Mara told the New York Post on Tuesday that he was “very unhappy with Odell’s behavior on Sunday and we intend to deal with it internally” per the New Jersey News. Well, it turns out that Odell Beckham was FINED $12,154.00 for imitating a dog urinating in the end zone after scoring a touch down per NJ.com.
Beckham was quoted as saying about the fine and incident from NJ.com:
“Only thing is just causing the penalty for the team. That’s really it,” Beckham said. “I don’t even know if (the officials) knew to call the flag or not because the look of confusion on their face was, ‘Do we throw the flag or not?’ And then, it was kind of just like, they threw the flag. So, only regret is causing us 15 yards, having to cover a long kickoff. Thankfully, we didn’t have any setback from there.”
Beckham didn’t seem to have a lot of sincerity or for that matter even an apology for the fine only for causing a 15 yard penalty.
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(Feature Photo credit to Bill Streicher | USA Today Sports)