Antonio Brown expected to be fined for twerking celebration (vid)
Antonio Brown’s twerking celebration after scoring a touchdown during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 38-16 victory over the Washington Redskins will likely result in a fine from the NFL, reports ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
Had to pic.twitter.com/PZNikUGekc
— Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) September 13, 2016
Brown, who had a dominant performance in Monday night’s win with eight receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns, was flagged with a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct for his post-TD dance moves.
As noted by Rovell on Twitter Tuesday morning, Brown can expect to be fined in the range of $12,058.82, or two percent of his game check.
The fine for Antonio Brown for twerking will equal 2% of his game paycheck ($602,941)
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 13, 2016
The reason for the fine stems from a passage in NFL bylaws that bans celebrations of a “sexually suggestive” nature, as pointed out by USA Today’s Tom Pelissero.
I actually ran across this passage in the NFL bylaws today. Specifically bans "sexually suggestive" celebrations. pic.twitter.com/lbMGZzwpmM
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 13, 2016
If fined, it won’t mark the only time Brown has had to pay up for a touchdown celebration. The NFL levied a $11,576 fine upon Brown last season after he used the goal-post as a prop following a TD reception.
Suffice to say, Brown’s celebratory dance moves after scoring are a sight to see, but in the end they tend to at times leave him a little lighter in the wallet. It’s clear having to cut a check to the NFL doesn’t bother Brown enough to stop him from celebrating in such a manner.