EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Game-breaking wide receiver Odell Beckham and five other New York Giants were fined a total of $72,400 for their actions in a Dec. 21 melee-marred game in St. Louis.
While the NFL does not announce fines for this previous weekend’s games until Dec. 26, placekicker Josh Brown and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins discussed the levies Dec. 24 after being informed they were being docked.
Jenkins said he got the biggest fine, $16,000, for driving Rams quarterback Shaun Hill into the ground after the quarterback threw an incomplete pass in the fourth quarter.
Wide receiver Preston Parker and defensive end Damontre Moore were fined $15,000 apiece for taking part in a second-quarter brawl that started when Beckham was thrown to the ground well out of bounds by linebacker Alec Ogletree. Parker and Moore were ejected after the play, along with Rams DE William Hayes.
Beckham was fined $10,000 on the play for kicking at Ogletree after being thrown down.
Brown was docked $8,200 for making a kicking motion at a Rams player while on top of a pile following a kickoff return. Brown said he was pushed on the pile after the play was over and kicked out because someone was holding his ankle above his head.
He plans to appeal the fine. He was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play.
Long snapper Zak DeOssie was fined $8,200 for a late hit out of bounds on a punt return shortly after the melee. He was flagged for unnecessary roughness.
TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer