Giants' Beckham fined $24K for taking helmet off after TD
NEW YORK (AP) New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $24,309 by the NFL on Friday for taking off his helmet during a touchdown celebration last Sunday against Baltimore.
After scoring the go-ahead 66-yard TD with 1:24 left in the Giants' 27-23 win, Beckham drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty when he removed his helmet while in the back of the end zone. He then ran toward the sideline, tossed his helmet and kept celebrating.
Detroit safety Glover Quin was also fined $24,309 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Los Angeles wide receiver Tavon Austin.
Washington tight end Vernon Davis drew a $12,154 fine for taking a jumpshot with the football at the crossbar after a touchdown as if it were a basketball.
Tennessee safety Daimion Stafford was docked $18,231 for a horsecollar tackle on Cleveland's Terrelle Pryor, who made a 16-yard catch to the Titans 14. The penalty moved the ball to the 7 and the Browns scored three plays later to set up a final onside kick which they didn't win in a 28-26 loss.
Carolina's Kawann Short was fined the same amount after being called for a personal foul on what appeared to be a hit to the mouth of Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Three Miami players were fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in a 30-15 win over Pittsburgh: offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James and running backs Jay Ajayi and Damien Williams.
New England tight end Rob Gronkowski (taunting) and running back LeGarrette Blount (unnecessary roughness), Buffalo running back LeSean McCoy (facemask), Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (facemask) and Washington defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (roughing the passer) were all docked $9,115 for their infractions.
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