A.J. Brown of the Philadelphia Eagles was fined over $10,000 for taunting his opponents Sunday during the Eagles’ 35-13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Eagles’ receiver was fined over a second-quarter play, according to ESPN. Brown hauled in a acrobatic touchdown pass over two Steelers’ defenders who had him boxed in the corner — a very Randy Moss-like play. After coming down with the score, Brown pointed at both Steelers’ defenders as to say that two guys covering him wasn’t enough to stop him. This resulted in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty.
HIM#PITvsPHI | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/iPzJw3GsnF
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 30, 2022
The small setback didn’t stop Brown from having a career day, helping keep his Eagles undefeated. He caught six passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns, according to ESPN. (RELATED: REPORT: Jeff Bezos, Jay-Z Interested In Purchasing Washington Commanders Together)
Following the fine, Brown vowed in a tweet to keep his fingers, hands, and feet to himself from now on to avoid anymore conflicts.
My two little finger points the other day cost me 5k a piece. I will keep my hands, feet, and other objects to myself from now on lol 😭😭😭
— AJ Brown (@1kalwaysopen_) November 5, 2022
Now, the penalty and fine were not warranted. NFL is hammering down on Brown for “unsportsmanlike conduct” is bogus. It’s like the league wants their players to act like robots with no emotions after making a big play. Lighten up with the strict rules and fines, NFL. Celebrations are part of the game. And From the looks of it, Brown’s celebration was perfectly appropriate for how he scored this touchdown. Maybe the two guys guarding him should have done better.