Pierre Thomas was fined $7,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct for putting a bow on a football and giving it to a fan, and another $5,000 for wearing red and green tape. But he says it was worth it.
Thomas, whose bow-on-football stunt came after he scored a touchdown and also got the Saints a 15-yard penalty, said he was glad he did it.
In comments to the Associated Press, Thomas said he was happy he “gave a lucky fan a wonderful gift.” He said he didn’t know the woman but noticed her wearing Saints gear and wanted to thank her for being a fan.
Teammates taped a red bow to the notice of the fine on Thomas’s locker.