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Blake Bortles not fined for post-TD punt

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) kicks the ball away as he celebrates scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game against Indianapolis Colts at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) AP

The Jaguars won their first game of the season last Sunday when they outlasted the Colts in London thanks, in part, to a touchdown run by quarterback Blake Bortles.

Bortles celebrated that touchdown by doing his best impersonation of the soccer goalies that play at Wembley Stadium more frequently and punting the ball in the general direction of the crowd. That play was not penalized for excessive celebration and PFT has confirmed with the league that Bortles also wasn’t fined.

The reason for the lack of a fine appears is that Bortles’ boot didn’t actually reach the stands and therefore avoided punishment from the league as a result.

Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson also avoided a fine after being penalized by taunting for spinning the ball after Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson hit him with a helmet-to-helmet hit. Jackson was penalized, but also wasn’t fined.

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10 Responses to “Blake Bortles not fined for post-TD punt”
  1. bleedingfacemask says: Oct 7, 2016 4:40 PM

    Wow, you can get away with a lot in London. Somebody should consider putting a team there…

  2. iamkillerfin says: Oct 7, 2016 4:40 PM

    Did anyone watch this boycotted game???

  3. willycents says: Oct 7, 2016 4:48 PM

    Judging from the “free kick”, he better stay as qb because his future as a punter in the NFL is bleak.

  4. drakost says: Oct 7, 2016 4:49 PM

    Yeah that’s all fine just as long as they don’t throw the ball in the air. Do that and your penalized AND fined. We know the NFL has issues one of the biggest is that they are consistently inconsistent.

  5. luke8512 says: Oct 7, 2016 4:56 PM

    If using the ball as a prop there should have been a flag at least. I guess you only get fined if your black or perhaps they excused it on the fact that the Jaguars score so infrequently.

  6. haywoodjablomey says: Oct 7, 2016 6:10 PM

    I’m surprised GODell hasn’t suspended him for the rest of the season.

  7. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 7, 2016 6:49 PM

    He looks like he’s goose stepping

  8. dadsource says: Oct 7, 2016 7:50 PM

    Sign of a QB who is not used to being there

  9. footballisnotthatimportant says: Oct 8, 2016 5:43 AM

    Nothing like a stupid celebration from one of the worst franchises in sports. Quite obvious they don’t get in the end zone much.

  10. kayakattack says: Oct 8, 2016 10:16 AM

    Still a better Punter than Bryan Anger

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