Santonio Holmes had a pretty bad day at the office last Sunday against the Eagles and he’s out $7,500 as a result of one part of it.
Roderick Boone of Newsday passes along the news that Holmes has been fined by the league as a result of his touchdown celebration in the second quarter of the team’s 45-19 loss to the Eagles. After catching a touchdown pass that cut the Eagles lead to 28-10, Holmes put on an extended celebration that ended with him flapping his arms while stepping on the ball. That led to a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct, an overwhelmingly negative response from his team for halting their attempt at a comeback and, now, a fine.
Holmes apologized to Rex Ryan for the penalty this week, but that was just one facet of a day he’d surely like to forget. Holmes’ first quarter fumble was returned for an Eagles touchdown and a pass that clanged off his hands became an interception that led to another Philly score.
All will be forgiven within the Jets if Holmes lives up to his prediction of big plays against the Giants on Saturday. Unless, of course, he decides to sabotage the team with an excessive celebration when they occur.