Von Miller not fined for taunting

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After the Broncos lost to the Bills last Sunday, Broncos linebacker Von Miller said that he “killed” the game for his team because of a taunting penalty.

Miller was flagged for offering his hand to Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor to help him up before pulling his hand back in a move familiar from playgrounds nationwide. The penalty allowed the Bills to continue a drive that ended with a field goal that expanded their lead to 10 points in the fourth quarter.

Former NFL officiating heads Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino both said that they thought the flag should not have been thrown and the current regime in the league office may agree with them. PFT has confirmed with the league that Miller was not fined as a result of the penalty.

That won’t erase the impact of the flag, but it will keep a little more money in Miller’s pocket.

10 responses to “Von Miller not fined for taunting

  1. Now that he lost two Denver-area endorsement deals from CenturyLink and Air Academy Credit Union – for disrespecting the flag – he’s thankful for the non-fine.

  2. it was a weird flag, but that flag didn’t throw two ints. buffalo won that game. with or without that flag. i don’t know how many other times i’ll be able to say that this season, but its true for this week.

  3. txmidnite says:
    September 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm
    Now that he lost two Denver-area endorsement deals from CenturyLink and Air Academy Credit Union – for disrespecting the flag – he’s thankful for the non-fine.

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    Found the guy willing to spread non-factual information in order to spread his own agenda.

  4. txmidnite says:
    September 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Now that he lost two Denver-area endorsement deals from CenturyLink and Air Academy Credit Union – for disrespecting the flag – he’s thankful for the non-fine.
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    “I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world.” – Jackie Robinson

    Von Miller’s “disrespecting the flag” has a history. Get over yourself.

  5. It’s a judgement based penalty. He made the judgement and while I thought it was bogus the league office can throw the stripes on and hit the field. Those guys are watching 50 things going on at any given time. He wasn’t trying to turn into a sleuth to see if they were just pal’ing around.

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