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Odell Beckham Jr. fined for penalty vs Vikings

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has had a quite a torrid week. Starting off on Monday night vs Minnesota Vikings, he had another game this season where he was shut out of the endzone and limited to picking up very few receiving yards.

Throughout the next few days, it has progressed to the media and fans alike reflecting on his comments that he no longer finds the game enjoyable because he feels he is being treated differently than anyone else on the field and being punished for doing things that other players do as well but get away scot-free.

Well, it's only gone and got worse for the wide out as he has been issued with a fine by the NFL for his actions during the Vikings game.


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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Beckham was fined $24,309 for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in Monday night's loss to Minnesota.

This unsportsmanlike conduct penalty occurred when the 23-year-old collided with Xavier Rhodes following a late hit out of bounds by the Vikings cornerback.

This is now the seventh fine the wide receiver has been hit with since he was drafted by the Giants in 2014. According to the New York Post, it also tallies up his fine cost for the season up to $72,000 after only four games, totalling to $154,698 in fines since being drafted. This latest fine will only further make him feel like he is being targeted by the referees and officials of the NFL.

New York fans want to see the old Odell Beckham Jr. return to the field soon, the one that enjoyed playing the game. He's yet to score a touchdown this season after four games, so he'll be hoping to change that this weekend in his team's week five game against the Green Bay Packers.

Although everyone at the Giants organisation is behind him, if his attitude doesn't change soon and it costs his team more games, they'll quickly turn against him, and he could eventually find himself on the bench. Not because he isn't talented enough, but due to his nature.

Victor Cruz
New York Giants
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