Former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was fined once again by the NFL. But this time, the star wide receiver might have a gripe against the league.
Beckham Jr. revealed he was fined $18,000 for wearing cleats commemorating NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager, who died last week. He broke the news on a comment on an Instagram post by Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
“Don’t worry I got fined 18k for Craig Sager cleats that were auction(ed) off the cleats to the highest bidder and donating the proceeds to his cancer research,” Beckham wrote on Jackson’s post. “18k like it’s nothin to them, no warning to take them off or anything , noTHING!”
It’s not the cause that was the problem. It’s the simple fact that the cleats went against the NFL’s strict guidelines for footwear. Whether the NFL needs to lighten up its policy is a discussion for another day.
This is Beckham’s sixth fine of the season and he had already accrued $108,926 in losses before the latest discipline, according to NJ.com’s James Kratch. This latest fine will only fuel Beckham’s theory that the league has something against him.
Earlier in the week, Beckham claimed that the league would have fined him for Ezekiel Elliott’s Salvation Army touchdown celebration that he pulled Sunday night. The Cowboys rookie running back was flagged for the celebration, but received no additional discipline from the league.
The story originally appeared on All22.com.