Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant typically celebrates his touchdowns by making an X with his arms, but his choice to add a twist after a score in last Sunday’s victory over the Rams is going to cost him.
Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reports that Bryant has been fined $7,875 for making a throat slash gesture after scoring the first touchdown in Dallas’ 31-7 win. Bryant was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct for the play and acknowledged his mistake earlier this week.
“I shouldn’t have done it anyway,” Bryant said. “I never put anything with the X. Do the X and go on.”
Bryant also said that he planned to appeal the fine, although it is difficult to imagine what he’d be basing that appeal on given his admission of making the gesture and the fact that the league’s made it clear over the years that they do not consider it an acceptable form of on-field expression.