Watch: Odell Beckham penalized for making gesture at Ravens staffer
Odell Beckham Jr has not had a whole lot to celebrate in his first season with the Cleveland Browns, but he picked up a 15-yard penalty for something he did after making a catch on Sunday.
Beckham picked up 22 yards on a catch early in the first quarter against the Ravens, and he was run out of bounds on the Baltimore sideline. He then made some strange hand gesture at a Ravens staffer, and one of the officials threw a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Odell Beckham gets 15 yards for waving goodbye to Browns fans? Seems harsh. pic.twitter.com/7PhJOWtIes
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) December 22, 2019
Beckham was furious over the call, and you can understand why. We’re not even sure what he was doing, but it seemed pretty harmless.
We’ve seen Beckham get himself into trouble with end zone celebrations before in his career, but he’s only scored two touchdowns this season. He didn’t need to score to get himself flagged on Sunday.