Dez Bryant fined by NFL for touchdown celebration

Sep 22, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrates a first quarter touchdown catch with running back DeMarco Murray (29) against the St. Louis Rams at AT

Dez Bryant thought he might be fined, and as predicted he was fined by the NFL for a ‘throat-slashing gesture’ during a touchdown celebration in the Dallas Cowboys 31-7 win over the St. Louis Rams. ESPN Dallas cites a source that says the fine is for $7,785, a relatively small fine as far as NFL fines are concerned.

“I shouldn’t have done it anyway,” Bryant said. “I never put anything with the X. Do the X and go on.”

Bryant also suggested that he would appeal the fine, he hasn’t commented yet on whether he will go through with that appeal or not. After the gesture cause him to get flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and flagged for 15 yards, Bryant headed straight towards Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to apologize.

“He said, ‘I screwed up. I’m sorry. It’s just a reaction I had. I won’t do it again,’” Garrett said. “What do you say to that? Let’s go to the next one.”

Bryant’s season is off to an alright start, not the one he had hoped for. He had a big game against the Kansas City Chiefs but hand’t really performed well at home in two games getting 60 yards receiving in those games.

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  • Ed

    It is getting ridiculous. I don’t care for celebrations, but treating every one like preschoolers is just plain stupid. I hope the word “stupid” offends some one!

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