Odell Beckham has now been fined $139,311 since the start of last season -- $221,546 for his career (and those are the ones we know about).— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) September 29, 2017
The celebration, which Beckham Jr. has offered multiple explanations for, including one having to do with President Trump and another “because I’m a dog,” also earned him a session in obedience school, a.k.a. a private meeting with co-owner John Mara.
The New York Giants wide receiver acknowledged to the NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones that his act was undisciplined. “You just can’t do it,” he said. “It doesn’t need to be done.”
On Monday, he had explained: “I was in the end zone. I scored a touchdown. I’m a dog so I acted like a dog. I don’t know if the rule book said you can’t hike your leg. [The ref] said I peed on somebody, so I was trying to find the imaginary ghost that I peed on. But I didn’t see him. Either way it goes, you play football. I wear red and white, I don’t wear black and white. I don’t make calls. I just play football.”
By Monday afternoon, he had seized on an idea put forth on social media and linked it to Trump’s Friday night comment in which he called anyone who protested during the national anthem a “son of a bitch.”