Odell Beckham's recent marriage to the kicking net at MetLife Stadium is proving to be an expensive one. Beckham was fined by the NFL for taking off his helmet during a touchdown celebration, which he did just before sprinting to the sideline to propose to the kicking net.
Giants WR Odell Beckham was fined $24,309 for unsportsmanlike conduct when he took off his helmet during his touchdown celebration Sunday.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) October 21, 2016
When you have eight catches for 222 yards and two touchdowns, the second of which is a 66-yard game-winner on fourth-and-1, a $24,309 fine probably doesn't seem like that big a deal -- at least not when your salary as the 12th pick in the draft is $2,838,054 and you're about to get married to a kicking net.
ELI MANNING.— NFL (@NFL) October 16, 2016
ODELL BECKHAM JR.
And the @Giants take the lead! #BALvsNYGhttps://t.co/UqyRMducMR
"Our relationship is growing," Beckham said of the net, per SportingNews.com. "I thought we might as well make it serious. I proposed and she said yes. Me and the net are going to get married sometime soon. Hopefully it all works out. I'm 23, so I don't know much about marriage. She seems like a pretty nice gal."
Maybe if he and the net get divorced, he'll only have to pay half of that $24K-plus fine? Who knows. Either way, probably worth it.