Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown tried to follow the two-pump rule against the Chiefs last Sunday night, but the NFL still took issue with his post-touchdown dance moves.
Brown was flagged for excessive celebration during the game and fined $24,309 by the league this week for his second offense of the season. Brown said that the second fine wouldn’t deter him from showing off his dance moves — “The plan is to continue to win and continue to have fun” — but he did take issue with the league’s decision to penalize those moves more harshly than blows to the head.
“We need more clarification in regards to what we can and can’t do,” Brown said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I don’t think excessive celebrating should cost more than guys hitting other guys in the helmet. Twenty-four thousand for a guy scoring a touchdown and having fun [is more] than hitting a guy in the head and targeting with the helmet. There should be some differentiation and clarification in what we can do.”
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin also asked for further clarification on the rules from the league this week and NFL senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said the league will be providing a video to teams to do that. Of course, as suggested to Brown on Friday by a reporter, he could also just flip the ball to an official after a touchdown. Brown said he’s going to do what he wants, though, and the play of the Jets secondary so far this year should give him a chance to get fined a third time after Sunday’s game.