Last Sunday when the Giants beat the Ravens on a 66-yard game-winning TD catch from none other than Odell Beckham Jr., he got caught up in the moment, took off his helmet, and celebrated in the end zone. This, of course, was before he got down on one knee and proposed to his beloved kicking net on the Giants' sidelines.
Hey, the man's gotta some fresh air after booking down the field on that play, right? WRONG. In today's NFL, where jubilation after scoring touchdowns is condemned, the celebration by Giants' star wideout is considered unsportsmanlike conduct.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Odell Beckham Jr. was fined almost $25,000 ($24,309, to be exact) by the NFL on Friday for taking off his helmet after he made the play. Beckham has already been fined three other times this season, and we're only in Week 7.
Since he's making $2.8 million this season, and has matrimonial plans for that kicking net, he can afford this many fines because he doesn't care about the consequences. Some of his teammates, however, are starting to be rubbed the wrong way by Beckham's showboating.