New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $12,154 for his dumb “drop on all fours and act like a peeing dog” taunt during NYG’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3.
OBJ actually lifted his leg like a dog and pretended to peepic.twitter.com/NgRwH4nul9— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) September 24, 2017
When asked if his celebration had to do with Donald Trump’s comments about NFL players, OBJ indicated that it did.
Personally, that seems like some convenient bullshit. Given the way Beckham crawls around before he lifts his leg, I get the sense he was mocking the crawl Brian Dawkins did when he came out of the tunnel. OBJ’s “celebration” took place around the part of the field where Dawk used to do that.
Beckham was flagged for the taunt during the game. He’s since faced a lot of criticism, including from Giants owner John Mara, who was “very unhappy” with the taunt.
The Giants weren’t the only team fined for taunting in this game. LeGarrette Blount also got fined for $9,115. He rolled the ball at New York safety (and self-proclaimed “Giant baby”) Landon Collins after scoring on a short touchdown run.
I think it’s safe to say Blount isn’t a guy who takes crap. I mean, you don’t really need to look further than the time he knocked a dude out cold in college.
An underrated moment from Sunday’s game (hat tip to our friend Brendan Ekstrom) is when Blount ran up to OBJ after Jake Elliott made his kick.
...best part ... wait for it .. what Did @LG_Blount tell OBJ after the field goal ? pic.twitter.com/HaRutWzRhK— McNaficent (@McNaficent) September 25, 2017
I love how the entire team goes to celebrate with Elliott ... except Blount, who most assuredly was talking crap to OBJ.