Holmes fined $10K for TD celebration

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  1. rickfoxjr

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    PITTSBURGH -- Santonio Holmes' last-minutetouchdown catch won the Super Bowl for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Itcost him 10 grand, too.

    The NFL fined Holmes $10,000 for using the football as a prop during his post-catch celebration, which came well after the play ended. Holmes, impersonatingNBA star LeBron James' pregame ritual of tossing powder into the air, shook the football and tossed it after his 6-yard scoring catch with 35 secondssealed Pittsburgh's 27-23 victory.

    The Steelers were not penalized for excessive celebration, apparently because the officials were getting ready for the point-after attempt and did not seeHolmes' display in the corner of the end zone.

    Two weeks ago, NFL vice president of officiating Mike Pereira said the celebration should have drawn a 15-yard penalty on the following kickoff. Suchpenalties result in an automatic $10,000 fine.

    However, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said before the Pro Bowl that the NFL competition committee may consider making such celebrations legal if theyoccur long after a play ends.

    "As you know, part of this rule is to avoid having a reaction from opposing players and, from what I could see, only seeing it once, it didn't seemlike it was anywhere near that," Goodell said.

    Holmes auctioned off the gloves he wore during the catch for $70,200, but that money will be donated to charity.

    The NFL Network first reported the Holmes fine
     
  2. dmbrhs

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    The NFL is such a joke.
     
  3. brrraptors

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    like anybody even cares..
     
  4. johnnyredstorm

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    The guy just scored the game winning touchdown in the Superbowl [​IMG]
     
  5. bigmike23

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    %$$+ came super late like the bush fine from a few years ago
     
  6. misterp0315

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    Are you kidding me?
     
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  8. shannonscrooks

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    Damn, hitting guys up for $10 G's after the checks stop coming in?
     
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  13. jordan201

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    This isn't even fair.

    How do you fine a guy 3 Weeks after the SB? He made arguably one of the best catches in SB history and he can't celebrate?!

    No Fun League.
     
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  15. freshkrn

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    Wait why is he getting fined?
     
  16. jordan201

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    For celebrating on winning the SB.....[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  17. downtown43

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    i don't agree with Santonio getting fined... but my dude is definitely not excused from the rules just because he made a nice catch.

    he should have been flagged.
     
  18. dyyhard

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    anyone that bites off Lebron's lame chalk pregame ritual should be fined.
     
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    no fun league
     
  20. jordan201

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    No, you're right. He's not excused from the rules for making a nice catch, BUT, why not just flag him instead of a $10K fine 3 WEEKSlater?!
     
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    The NFL needs a LATE PASS.

    Seriously.
     
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    like really i cant even [​IMG] at this its just sad
     
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    C'MON Goodell..[​IMG]
     
  25. dmxfury

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    Godell said he is reviewing to make these celebrations "legal". Whatever, Santonio just sold the gloves he wore for 75K. Go Steelers. Six Burgh!