Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz scored a touchdown for the first time in two years on Sunday against the Cowboys, giving his team a lead late in the fourth quarter. Understandably, he felt like celebrating.
But the NFL has ruled that his celebration went too far.
The league confirmed both Cruz and Giants receiver Odell Beckham $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct for the way they celebrated that touchdown.
The NFL generally allows players to engage in a short celebration after a touchdown, but if two players engage in an orchestrated celebration, they’re fined and flagged.
Cruz and Beckham probably won’t be too bothered, given just how big a play it was they were celebrating.