Travis Kelce fined for shoving Ross Cockrell

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Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce ripped the officials in last Sunday’s playoff loss to the Steelers for a holding call on left tackle Eric Fisher on a two-point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter and said that referee Carl Cheffers wasn’t fit to wear a striped shirt for Foot Locker.

The NFL has a different read on Cheffers’ work as they named him to work the Super Bowl in Houston in a couple of weeks. We don’t know if Kelce’s views of the officiating have drawn a fine from the league, but PFT has confirmed that Kelce was fined for an on-field penalty.

Kelce has been fined $9,115 for an unnecessary roughness penalty. Kelce was flagged in the third quarter for shoving Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell at the end of a play. The penalty pushed the Chiefs back 15 yards, but they were able to convert a first down on the next play and ended the drive with three points.

That wasn’t enough to put them in front of the Steelers, who advanced to the AFC Championship Game by an 18-16 score after the Chiefs’ second try at the aforementioned two-point conversion came up short.

13 responses to “Travis Kelce fined for shoving Ross Cockrell

  1. Actually, Kelce had a trifecta of bad in that game.

    In addition to the hothead penalty and the hothead whining about Cheffers, Kelce also went bonehead, and dropped a pass that would have set the Chiefs up in a goal-to-go situation.

  2. Based on Josh Norman’s “critique” of the officials early this season it should be the first of a couple of fines.

  3. Wow, a fine for a shove, (well maybe it was really for bad mouthing a ref) and nothing for spearing that injured another player. What’s up with that Goodell?

  4. “… said that referee Carl Cheffers wasn’t fit to wear a striped shirt for Foot Locker.”
    Only borderline insulting at best. Here’s a real burn for you. Chris Rock as Nat X review of Tori Spelling in her Movie of the Week:
    Nat X: Did I like it? Let me put it this way: I’ve seen better actin in a [bleepin] *****house! Alright? I’ve seen better actin’ in tough actin’ Tinactin.

  5. Like Hi Res said, makes me laugh that Tea Cup’s sitting at home and Cheffers is coaching the big game. And in reality, Kelce was more of a detriment to his team than Fisher was. The penalty and his dropped pass played just as much of a roll as the Chefs losing as did Fishers hold. But tell me anyone’s really surprised they lost. The Chefs haven’t won a home playoff game since 1993. Some guy named Joe Montana was their QB then. LMAO!!!!!!

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