Brandon Marshall says he’ll twerk if he scores TD against Steelers
Brandon Marshall has a choreographed celebration in mind should he score a touchdown in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. And the opponent is more than fitting as said plan from the New York Jets wide receiver will pay homage to Antonio Brown.
That’s right. Marshall plans to emulate Brown’s patented touchdown dance should he make it into the end zone.
“I guarantee if I score, I’m twerking in the end zone,” Marshall said this week. “That’s what I’m guaranteeing.”
Also adding intrigue to the game is how Marshall and Brown have a high-stakes wager going over season-long receiving yards involving luxury cars. Marshall may lag behind Brown at the moment (249 yards to 369 yards, respectively), but he’s still keeping the faith.
“I’m trying to win that bet still,” Marshall said.
All that aside, Marshall’s intent to twerk likely will put him in a position to be fined by the NFL. Brown was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct and subsequently docked $9,115 for his Week 1 touchdown twerk in a win over the Washington Redskins.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin this week sought clarification on what kind of celebrations merit an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and/or fines after Brown again was flagged for his post-touchdown antics in last Sunday’s victory over Kansas City Chiefs.
NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino also this week indicated the league would send teams a tape to clarify its position on touchdown celebrations, including those “sexually suggestive” in nature, as apparently is the case with Brown’s dance.
Marshall, meanwhile, addressed why the NFL should encourage celebrating.
“Although this is a media business and it’s the entertainment business, and we should do more of that stuff,” Marshall said. “… We need more of that. We need guys to come out the box. We need Antonio Brown twerking in the end zone. Kids shouldn’t be fined for that. Guys should go out there and wear colorful cleats. That’s our culture right now. This is this new area, this hip-hop and lifestyle era. We’ve got to embrace that. Can’t just put guys in a box.”