Odell Beckham complains on social media about fine for uniform violation

AP

Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $14,037 for a uniform violation, and he is not happy about it.

On Monday night, Beckham posted the letter he received from the NFL informing him of the fine for his uniform pants not covering his knees during the Week Six game against Seattle. The letter from Akil Coad, the NFL’s compliance manager, was dated Oct. 16.

“14 k for some pants that are NOT gonna protect me from anything … this shxt is ridiculous,’’ Beckham posted on his Instagram story.

The Browns receiver previously complained about a warning letter from the NFL after wearing his expensive Richard Mille watch during a game.

I think it’s crazy,” Beckham said then, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “The NFL finds ways to just take it. They’re going to take it from you. I understand a penalty, getting fined for that. But pants above the knees, a shirt hanging out, and we’re talking about a T-shirt that costs $5 to make, and you’re getting $5,000 taken from you. Pads above your knees, and I’m like, you really think that this little knee pad covering my kneecap is going to affect, if somebody hits me, weighs 250 pounds, running 18 mph? I don’t do physics, but if I get hit, this is not going to protect me.”

38 responses to “Odell Beckham complains on social media about fine for uniform violation

  1. Ridiculous things NFL player’s get fined for but Odell is starting to act like a cry baby lol….

  2. He knows the rules and knew full well that he purposely wore short pants. If you know you could get fined, why do it just to complain about the fine? He just doesn’t get it. He won’t just be honest and say “Hey, I was just trying to bend the rules to look cool because swag is important to me and I got caught.” Dude just always wants to play the victim.

  3. He knew this was a rule and broke it anyway. He did this just to something to bitch about. He he guy has to have someone pay attention to him at all times

  4. The $14k fine is because he’s had multiple violations. Every week it’s something else, and again he’ll wail about being the victim.
    He likes to be a topic of national conversations. He’s not doing that with his play, so he intentionally brings attention to himself in other ways.

  5. If he wants the benefit of the doubt, he should have thought twice about the gold visor & $500k watch thing.

    When you make a mockery of the rules, you don’t get the benefit of the doubt. You get made into an example.

  6. OBJ if you want them to take you serious you need to dye the mustache blonde THEN get on social media and let everybody know whats up.

  7. Odell has a point about being singled out. He was sent out of a game earlier this year because his visor wasn’t pink or clear as mandated by the NFL. But the Eagles running back Jordan Howard wears a black visor every game and the league does nothing about it. How about a little consistency!

  8. Intentionally breaks uniform code numerous times.
    Gets fined
    Complains about fines

    I don’t understand his thought process

  9. What else would we expect to hear from him? He does whatever he wants then complains when he gets punished. Sounds a bit like AB doesn’t it?

  10. Heaven forbid the Diva receiver would follow league rules. Just what team has OBJ been on that’s won anything?

  11. The NFL gets a huge tax write off for donations. Since its a fine, the NFL not the player gets the write off. This is an obvious witch hunt from Goddell to stir up a response. Perfect timing too. Directly the week before his cash cow Patriots game. The NFL is worse than the WWE

  12. If my workplace says khaki with collared shirt only, I ain’t gonna show up in jean’s or tshirt. Rules are rules. Don’t like it? Go work somewhere else.

  13. I’ll even play a bit of devil’s advocate. Odell is one of the best players in the game, he just is. Lets say he is being singled out. Could this be on purpose? Let’s say it is. He is a very visual component to all who watch this league. Is it fair? Absolutely not, but I understand why it could be happening..

  14. LOL at the scrubs here trying to relate your workplace to NFL players.

    Let me spell it out for you – as a scrub at your present workplace, there are literally millions of people in your State that can do your job and prolly better than you. So, you do what you are told, or you get told to leave. That is your life. Better luck next time.

    Beckham on the other hand is one of 32 people (and talent wise in the top 10) in the entire world that can do what he does (“x” receiver in the NFL). He is paid a King’s ransom and has flexibility to act and say things that scrubs can only dream of – because he has something none of you scrubs has – TALENT. WORLD CLASS TALENT.

    lesson over – ur welcome.

  15. Just imagine if he actually fully focused on winning games instead of knowingly picking a different part of the uniform code to violate each and every week.

  16. I’m a high school and college football official. Frankly, it irritates the heck out me that we have to police crap like this. There’s enough going on during a game and I don’t want to be tasked with watching for it. If we see it, we’re required to send the player out of the game to fix. It’s a joke.

  17. Fan70 – you are correct about Howard’s visor but you are wrong about him not being able to wear it. He got a simple form (medical waiver) signed that allows him to wear it.
    OBJ just does what he wants, then complains.

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