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Odell Beckham Jr.: I would have been fined if I did Ezekiel Elliott’s celebration

Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after

Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after scoring a touchdown by jumping into a Salvation Army red kettle during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 18, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. Credit: Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Odell Beckham Jr. got a kick out of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s touchdown celebration in Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, when Elliott ran over to an oversized Salvation Army donations bucket, crouched down and then popped back up after a few moments.

“First, I was just laughing,” Beckham said Tuesday after practice. “I love seeing Zeke out there just having fun. We’re supposed to have fun. He’s out there jumping into the Salvation Army cup and hiding in there, then he gets out. I thought it was hilarious.”

But if Beckham were to do the same thing?

“I’m sure if I did that, I’m absolutely positive I would have been fined,” said Beckham, who has been fined multiple times during his career, including once this year for removing his helmet in the end zone after scoring a touchdown. “It’s nothing against Zeke. Zeke’s my boy. I’ve got a Zeke jersey right there [in his locker]. No problem with anything like that.”

Why does Beckham think he would have been fined?

“Because I’m me,” he said. “That’s why I would have been fined. It’s just funny to me. You set rules and limitations, but you don’t follow them.”

Beckham had suggested on Instagram and Twitter after the celebration that he would have been fined if he were the one jumping into the donation bucket.

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