14 Times the NFL Was Petty as Hell
Everyone loves the NFL, but we hate how petty The Shield can be. Here are 14 examples of the NFL being a buzzkill.
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Bryce Harper is/was on a crusade to make baseball fun again. And while that might be an impossible feat for the sport of baseball, the NFL is competing super hard to be the biggest buzzkill in all of professional sports. Commissioner Roger Goodell is not cool with any fun, celebrations, or acknowledgment of what the cool kids on the Internet are digging. You wanna do a small dance after scoring a touchdown? Nope. You wanna give props to a teammate in the end zone for scoring a touchdown? Nope. You wanna buy a jersey featuring the name of everyone’s favorite dead gorilla? Nope.
The NFL is a huge petty money-making machine and needs to be roasted. Don't understand why? Here are 14 Times the NFL Was Petty as Hell.
Antonio Brown is fined for twerking in the endzone.
In this season’s first weekend, the league fined Steelers’ wide out Antonio Brown for a seemingly innocent twerk in the endzone. Brown was flagged for the performance and fined. The twerking lasted for an approximate three seconds, with a total of about six hip thrusts, but ended up costing him a $9,000 fine, or roughly $3,000 per second of twerking and $1500 per thrust. I’m no math major, but that seems a little steep.
The times Marshawn Lynch was fined for grabbing his junk.
The league briefly banned Harambe jerseys.
Randy Moss was fined for fake mooning Packers fans.
You’re not allowed to make a snow angel, Wes Welker.
Lance Moore and Kenny Stills flagged for doing a "Key and Peele" skit.
Every time T.O. celebrated in the endzone he was fined.
Nate Burleson can't wear a “what up doe" t-shirt during warmups.
When they punished Chad Ochocinco for pretending to bribe a ref.
Donovan McNabb got nabbed for picking up a phone on the Giants' sidelines.
Joe Horn is docked 30K for one of the GOAT endzone celebrations.
DeAngelo Williams was not allowed to wear pink to honor his mom.
Cameron Heyward was not allowed to wear eye black to honor his late father.
Brandon Marshall's green cleats were not appreciated by the NFL.
And while the league may have spared Colts punter Pat McAfee a fine this past weekend after he wore red, white, and blue cleats as a tribute to 9/11 victims, they took no such pity on Brandon Marshall in 2013. Marshall wore green cleats in a Thursday Night football game to raise awareness for mental health issues, as Marshall himself suffers from borderline personality disorder. Marshall went on to tweet the NFL’s explanation for the fine, but we’re still not convinced.