Hold on to your hats: Odell Beckham Jr. has been fined by the NFL. No, it's not that time you're thinking of, or those other three times before that. Beckham got an all-new fine for his on-field behavior in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Giants star was socked for $12,154 for "verbal abuse/excessive profanity toward a game official."
Beckham didn't take kindly to some calls that didn't go his way, and was not shy about letting the officials know during the game. It is unclear whether any of the fine is for Beckham's rant after the game, where he said that "even Stevie Wonder could see" how bad the calls were, and referred to one particular call against him as "nonsense" and "horrible." Some reporters speculated that Beckham could face an additional fine for those comments:
Beckham has been fined five times this season (that have been made public), three of them occurring in one four-game span. His constant fines and on-the-field celebrations have caused even his own quarterback and coach to label him a distraction. Beckham, for his part, accuses the refs of targeting him. "If I sneeze the wrong way, it will be a flag," he told ESPN back in October. "But what are you going to do?"