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Odell Beckham Says He “Just Can’t” Get Celebration Penalties

Star wide receiver admits meeting with co-owner John Mara

New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Odell Beckham Jr. on Wednesday said that he had spoken with New York Giants owner John Mara regarding his celebration penalty Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. In retrospect, does Beckham feel like his celebration embarrassed the organization?

“More myself, I guess. Only thing is just causing the penalty for the team. That’s really it. I don’t even know if they knew to call the flag or not because the look of confusion on their face was, ‘Do we throw the flag or not?’ And then, it was kind of just like, they threw the flag,” Beckham said. “So, only regret is causing us 15 yards, having to cover a long kickoff. Thankfully, we didn’t have any setback from there. Covered the kickoff well.”

Beckham said “I don’t know” when asked if his pretending to pee like a dog celebration was out of line.

“I don’t think any of us know the rules on what you can do celebrating. ... I don’t really know how it works, but I do know going forward I have a lot better celebration.”

Beckham was asked about balancing his passion with respecting the rules.

“You’re 0-2, we’re down 14-0 in the fourth quarter and it’s just, it’s time. It’s time to win games. It’s time to make plays and I just like being a spark and some energy for this team and I know that that touchdown and the one after it put us in good position,” Beckham said. “But it’s just the little thing of getting that penalty. Just can’t do it. Just doesn’t need to be done and that’s really the bottom line.”

Hopefully, that is the end of this discussion.