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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) walks on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit LionsSunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Odell Beckham Jr. said he was fined $18K for wearing cleats that honored Craig Sager


Odell Beckham Jr., like many others, paid tribute to NBA broadcasting legend Craig Sager after the famed broadcaster's death last week

His tribute of choice: Loud, flashy cleats at Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, mimicking Sager's taste for bright, unorthodox fashion. 

That got the New York Giants receiver fined $18,000 by the NFL, even after he auctioned the shoes for charity. Beckham vented about the fine on Instagram on Wednesday.

The rant showed up in a comment on Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson's post.

Here's the full text of Beckham's comment:

"Don't worry I got fined 18k for Craig Sager cleats that were auction off the cleats to the highest bidder and donating the proceeds to his cancer research. 18k like it's nothin to them, no warning to take them off or anything , noTHING!"

Beckham has a history of wearing flashy cleats. Here are some of his most unusual kicks from over the years.

Atlanta Falcons' Mohamed Sanu warms up wearing cleats in remembrance of 9/11 before the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The NFL has tight restrictions on what players can wear on the field. It let players wear cleats to pay tribute to charity for one game. But otherwise, even paying tribute to 9/11 victims -- like Mohamed Sanu did here -- could result in a fine. 

Beckham wasn't happy about the NFL's fine.

And neither were many fans.

They did the math.

Should the NFL have fined Beckham for his cleats?

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