New York Giants co-owner John Mara hit Odell Beckham Jr. with the verbal equivalent of a rolled-up newspaper on Tuesday after the Giants receiver pretended to pee like a dog in a touchdown celebration.
“I do not want to get into a discussion about this,” Mara told the New York Post in an email, “but I will say that I am very unhappy with Odell’s behavior on Sunday and we intend to deal with it internally.”
After catching his first of two touchdown receptions in the fourth quarter during a loss to the host Philadelphia Eagles, Beckham crawled along the end zone boundary and lifted his leg as if to urinate. He received a 15-yard penalty.
Beckham responded affirmatively Monday to a tweet from a CNN Digital writer that surmised he pantomimed his crude antics in response to President Donald Trump’s comment that owners should fire any “son of a bitch” who protests during the national anthem.
But in immediate postgame comments, Beckham made no mention of Trump. “I’m a dog, so I acted like a dog,” he explained in the clip below. “I didn’t know if the rulebook said you can’t hike your leg.”