OBJ fined for verbal abuse of official on the field
NEW YORK (AP) Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $12,154 for verbal abuse/excessive profanity toward an official following the Giants’ 24-14 loss at Pittsburgh last weekend.
The fine wasn’t related to Beckham’s postgame comments to reporters when he described an unsettling exchange with one official, complained about several non-calls and suggested referee Terry McAulay’s crew shouldn’t work any more Giants games.
It was the same crew that worked New York’s game against Carolina last season in which Beckham and then-Panthers cornerback Josh Norman repeatedly drew flags for their confrontations.
Three Jets players were each fined for unnecessary roughness during a 41-10 loss to Indianapolis. Cornerback Buster Skrine, D-lineman Sheldon Richardson and right tackle Breno Giancomini were all docked $9,115.
Oakland punter Marquette King was fined $12,154 for picking up an official’s flag and using it as a prop after being roughed by the Bills and Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree was docked the same amount for taunting.
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- Buffalo Bills
- Buster Skrine
- Carolina Panthers
- Josh Norman
- Marquette King
- Michael Crabtree
- New York Giants
- Oakland Raiders
- Odell Beckham Jr.
- Sheldon Richardson