EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $12,154 for his touchdown celebration in which he simulated a dog urinating during a loss Sunday to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Beckham’s actions drew a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, which was assessed on the ensuing kickoff.

It also left owner John Mara “very unhappy” with his star receiver. The two had a meeting this week in which Beckham said he regretted the penalty but not necessarily his actions.

“I’m a dog, so I acted like a dog,” Beckham told reporters after the game. “I don’t know if the rulebook said you can’t hike your leg. He said I peed on somebody, so I was trying to find the imaginary ghost that I peed on. But I didn’t see him.”

Beckham also said Sunday he didn’t think there was anything wrong with the celebration. He later added there was uncertainty with the new celebration rules.

Giants rookie tight end Evan Engram was also fined $12,154 for his celebration the preceding week. Engram grabbed his crotch after his first career touchdown.

Coach Ben McAdoo said this week that the celebration penalties reflected poorly on him and that the team has put a plan in place to handle the situation.

Beckham hinted on social media on Monday that his celebration was in response to President Donald Trump’s recent comments about NFL players. He declined to address that topic during his weekly news conference on Wednesday.

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