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Takkarist McKinley won’t be fined for his on-stage profanity

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Falcons first-rounder Takkarist McKinley hasn’t signed his first contract yet, but he’s already saving money.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the rookie defensive end won’t actually be fined for his on-air profanity while he celebrated Thursday night.

After dropping an F-bomb during the live broadcast, McKinley anticipated what might be coming, saying “Fine me later, man.”

But it appears the league has chosen the common-sense path with this one, rather than punishing what was one of the genuine moments of emotion during the weekend.

So with that out of the way, perhaps the league can install a seven-second delay next year. And perhaps it will be as effective as the way they’ve convinced to their broadcast partners to delay the tipping of picks which everyone with a Twitter account already knows.

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38 Responses to “Takkarist McKinley won’t be fined for his on-stage profanity”
  1. Kapodaco says: May 1, 2017 9:36 AM

    Probably my favorite part of Round One, aside from Garett bringing his baby out with him.

  2. u4iadman says: May 1, 2017 9:36 AM

    The first decent thing the league has done this year.

    BTW…can they be more stupid than let Roger go out and get boo’d for 3 straight hours Thursday night? What kind of moron thinks thats a good TV product for the millions of casual viewing fans they attracted? Idiots.

  3. dg0122 says: May 1, 2017 9:37 AM

    he came off as a clown IMO

  4. sfsaintsfan says: May 1, 2017 9:41 AM

    Of course he won’t be fined. If he had been drafted by the Saints or the Pats then Roger and his goon squad would have fined and suspended the player and taken away a second round draft choice in 2018 for “conduct detrimental” to the league.

  5. 3xapple says: May 1, 2017 9:42 AM

    I loved that he was so emotional, but I could have done without the profanity. Pretty sure I caught a “GD” in addition to the F-bomb. He was holding a picture of his grandma. I don’t know about you guys, but MY grandma woulda washed my mouth out with soap for talking like that!

  6. RegisHawk says: May 1, 2017 9:42 AM

    Except that he pulled the same schtick the next morning in an ESPN interview…

  7. ceejayb says: May 1, 2017 9:44 AM

    Apparently if you didn’t hear him yelling it the first 47 times. His grandma is who he does it for…..

  8. uglydingo says: May 1, 2017 9:46 AM

    He’s a talented player but, irrespective of the f-bomb, what I saw was an out of control, highly emotional display. I’m glad my team didn’t draft him. I would struggle spend 10 minutes in a room with his uncontrolled screaming. Can you honestly imagine Takk listening to his coach?

  9. factschecker says: May 1, 2017 9:49 AM

    Tasteless Takk. You can pretend you were trying to honor your grandmother but instead you made it all about you.

    Tasteless. The only people you fooled where the fools. This was all about you and nothing about your grandmother.

  10. jonathankrobinson424 says: May 1, 2017 9:50 AM

    …….Bobby Bushay in real life!!

  11. cardinealsfan20 says: May 1, 2017 9:51 AM

    PFT commenters who can’t write an intelligible sentence are criticizing McKinley for using curse words.

  12. alonestartexan says: May 1, 2017 9:54 AM

    uglydingo says:
    May 1, 2017 9:46 AM
    what I saw was an out of control, highly emotional display. I’m glad my team didn’t draft him.

    I was saying the same thing, “thank god we didn’t draft this clown.”

    He seems to have the mental capacity of an 8 year old kid that will likely be out of the league in a few years.

  13. greenwhodat26 says: May 1, 2017 9:56 AM


  14. "All Eyez On Me" in theaters june 16 2017 says: May 1, 2017 9:59 AM

    dg0122 says:
    May 1, 2017 9:37 AM
    he came off as a clown IMO

    The devil is real!!!

  15. tiller21 says: May 1, 2017 10:00 AM

    classless act for his grandma……jeesh

  16. mysterytonite says: May 1, 2017 10:01 AM

    Dude was just a little too wound up don’t you think? First thing
    Popped into My head was someone test this guy.

  17. tiller21 says: May 1, 2017 10:02 AM

    This kind of act gives everyone with the first name Takkarist a bad image!!!!!

  18. weepingjebus says: May 1, 2017 10:09 AM

    That sort of leniency will only encourage Irsay to have one of his trademark manssiere wardrobe malfunctions.

  19. eramming says: May 1, 2017 10:11 AM

    Carrying a picture of his dead grandmother while being profane. Classless.

  20. jags2daship says: May 1, 2017 10:19 AM

    Did anyone honestly expect a person with that first name to be an intelligent person?

  21. Grugenhagen says: May 1, 2017 10:20 AM

    League Office: “Welcome to the NFL, Mr. McKinley. Now, would you please pee into this cup?”

  22. saveusterrelldavis says: May 1, 2017 10:26 AM

    Don’t you ever test me with a mediocre grandma!

  23. cardinealsfan20 says: May 1, 2017 10:29 AM

    @alonestartexan says – “He seems to have the mental capacity of an 8 year old kid”.

    Wow! If that were true McKinley’s mental capacity would still be higher than yours. Except, of course, you can judge someone’s mental capacity after observing 30 seconds of their being on TV.

  24. guyjuneguyjune says: May 1, 2017 10:29 AM

    This guy can’t put a simple grade school sentence together. UCLA has got to be horrified at this one. How do these guys get into college anyway? His rant is concerning Falcon owner and staff. Trade ’em now before he goes off the rails.

  25. docsmith54 says: May 1, 2017 10:32 AM

    I have to give props to McKinley for doing what few would be man enough to do: bringing a framed picture of his beloved grandma to prime time. Good for him.

  26. tonyzendejas says: May 1, 2017 10:34 AM

    what I saw was an out of control, highly emotional display. I’m glad my team didn’t draft him.

    A highly emotional display from a FOOTBALL PLAYER??? A sport in which you turn yourself into a human projectile and literally bash your brain against your skull to amuse the fans? EMOTION!!?!

    Careful clutching those pearls, you might crush them.

  27. cardinealsfan20 says: May 1, 2017 10:39 AM

    @factschecker thinks McKinley is “tasteless”. Perhaps factschecker will illuminate use as to his impeccable sense of taste. Does he write a manners column? Teach at a cotillion? Perhaps he’s a wine connoisseur?

  28. dvdman123 says: May 1, 2017 10:43 AM

    Forget the cursing tirade, he’s had 3 concussions in college, that’s what
    should be the big concern going into his pro career. No room
    for anymore there. Could be a very short career.

  29. upperdecker19 says: May 1, 2017 10:45 AM

    2017 NFL Draft winners – Power Rankings

    5. 49ers fleecing the Bears for #2 pic
    4. Philly fans booing Goodell relentlessly
    3. Pic of Grandma chosen in 1st round
    2. Drew Pearson pick announcement
    1. Indy zoo

  30. thapurrinlion says: May 1, 2017 10:48 AM

    It’s on cable they can cuss all they like.

  31. harrisonhits2 says: May 1, 2017 10:52 AM

    Oh noes, he said a word that probably 80 or 90% of the people in this country say multiple times every day.

  32. Marcus says: May 1, 2017 10:55 AM

    If I drafted this kid I would be more concerned that his mental state is such that he achieved his goal by simply getting drafted. He has a lot of work ahead of him. Getting drafted was only step one. Someone needs to get in his head and quick.

  33. joetoronto says: May 1, 2017 11:34 AM

    He’ll be broke in record time.

  34. tommyribs says: May 1, 2017 12:30 PM

    My new favorite player.

    He wanted to layout Goodell and Sanders.

  35. petedutcherjr says: May 1, 2017 12:46 PM

    He should have been suspended a game. Now he;s going to try something stupid again because he got away with it.

    It wasn’t so much the emotional response, the issue was that after being warned, he pretty much said he would do what he wanted regardless. Completely disrespectful.

  36. atthemurph says: May 1, 2017 12:56 PM


  37. johngaltwho says: May 1, 2017 2:58 PM

    Falcons regretted the pick before he got to the podium. They watched the antics and seriously considered trying the whole “no, there’s been a mistake – I was on the phone and someone in the room yelled ” – take a risk you ninny” and thats what happened – we never meant to take this player – honest”

  38. shotgunnoblitz says: May 1, 2017 4:05 PM

    God, you people must be miserable. You have found a way to criticize a person for being emotional after getting word he will be making millions of dollars and fulfilling a lifelong dream. Probably because you cant fathom someone actually wanting you that much. Or maybe you just cant picture the proper familial relationship between a person and their grandparent. Either way you guys are being petulant little children. WHA WHA WHA he showed emotion.

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