Washington tight end Fred Davis got a penalty for the way he celebrated a touchdown in the preseason opener at Tennessee. He also got a fine.
The NFL has confirmed that it fined Davis $7,875 for an excessive celebration, which the league office deemed unsportsmanlike conduct.
Davis, whose celebration consisted of shaking, falling to the ground and then shaking some more, said after the game that he shouldn’t have celebrated the way he did.
“I just spazzed out. It was dumb,” Davis said. “I’m definitely going to come up with a better plan next time.”
The best plan would be to switch to a Barry Sanders-style celebration of handing the ball to the official and jogging to the sideline. That’s the surest way to avoid penalties, and fines.