Antonio Brown is officially the real-life version of Hingle McCringleberry. Today, Brown requested some clarification from the NFL on how many pumps he is permitted during a celebratory dance before he is penalized.
Brown said he thought toning it down to two pumps would be OK. Said he still needs more clarification from NFL.— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) October 7, 2016
Brown said that if he minimized his pumps to two that he wouldn't get fined. My goodness, I just typed that— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) October 7, 2016
Brown was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct for twerking after catching a touchdown pass against the Washington Redskins Sept. 12. Denver's Emmanuel Sanders celebrated a touchdown Sept. 25 with a similar dance, but was not penalized.
Brown is clearly perplexed by how many pumps are permitted, and who could blame him?
Advice for the NFL: make it clear in the rulebook, and then watch Brown like a hawk, like this referee monitors McCringleberry's hips. Doing so could help the league's declining ratings.