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Odell Beckham Jr. fined again by NFL

Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants

Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants walks off the field following a victory over the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, N.J. Credit: Mike Stobe

Odell Beckham Jr. isn't on the radar in the league offices just for his one-handed catches and rookie records. He's also creating a dossier of infractions for which he has been fined.

A week after the Giants receiver was hit with a $10,000 bill for his part in a sideline brawl with the Rams, the NFL again fined Beckham, this time $11,025 for removing his helmet on the field in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. The most recent fine was announced Friday.

Beckham was protesting what seemed to be a helmet-to-helmet hit by Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins that was not called. Beckham sprung to his feet, removed his helmet and slammed it to the turf with two hands. He could have been penalized on the field for that but was not.

Jenkins was not fined for the hit (although he was fined $8,268 for a facemask penalty later in the game). Giants safety Antrel Rolle also was fined $8,268 for a facemask in the game.

Beckham became a target of opposing defenses late in the season. Both of his recent fines resulted from hits in which he appeared to be targeted and he reacted to them.

Against the Rams, Beckham was tackled late out of bounds by linebacker Alec Ogletree, which sparked the fight. Beckham was seen kicking Ogletree.

Beckham also removed and slammed his helmet on the turf earlier this year at the end of the loss to the Colts.

Giants teammates have praised his fire and competitiveness, even if the league sees things differently. Some in the organization would like to see him curtail his actions.

"He's got that dog mentality, his passion," general manager Jerry Reese said this week. "As you can see, you almost have to calm him down a little bit with how he plays."

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