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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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Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to be a game-time decision on Monday night. AP Photo/Ron Schwane

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants believe there is a “good chance” wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will play Monday night against the Detroit Lions, but the decision is still “up in the air,” a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The team will know more about Beckham’s status after Sunday, the source said.

Beckham, who missed the Giants’ opener last Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, was officially listed as questionable for the second straight week because of an ankle injury. He was a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday, his first two practices since getting hurt on a hit by Cleveland Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun four weeks ago.

“The biggest thing is, you don’t want to put a player out there that is going to do any harm to himself or injure himself any more than he is,” Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Saturday. “It is an injury. It’s a tough injury. He’s fighting through it and doing everything he can to get back, but we’re going to be smart with him.”

The Giants didn’t practice Saturday. Instead they spent the afternoon at the team facility taking care of their bodies before a workout Sunday at about 85 percent.

Beckham is expected to be a game-time decision Monday night.

Right tackle Bobby Hart (ankle) is also questionable, and linebacker Keenan Robinson (concussion) was ruled out for the second straight week.

Hart, Robinson and Beckham were all limited during Friday’s practice. Beckham ran some routes against air but was more involved than the previous day. He also did some running and skipping during warm-ups and made an impressive one-handed, left-handed grab in the back of the end zone during an offensive drill.

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