Matt Breida not fined for waving goodbye on touchdown run

AP

Packers running back Aaron Jones was fined $10,527 for his wave goodbye on a touchdown run Sunday. But the NFL did not fine 49ers running back Matt Breida for his wave goodbye on a touchdown run Monday, Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com reports.

The difference appears to be where the waves were directed.

The league ruled Jones taunted Byron Jones, directing his wave at the Cowboys cornerback.

Breida appears to wave toward teammate Dante Pettis instead of Browns cornerback T.J. Carrie before he crosses the goal line on an 83-yard run.

Breida rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and caught three passes for 15 yards and a score in the win over the Browns. He also saved himself $10,000.

26 responses to “Matt Breida not fined for waving goodbye on touchdown run

  1. Well, I think waving should be a replay-reviewable play, to make sure of who it’s directed at.
    Don’t want anyone unfairly fined or penalized for being a childish jerk.
    Plus, the opposing team might take it wrong and be offended.
    Think of the needless heartache that would cause.

  2. Conspiracy!!! Conspiracy!!! Conspiracy!!!
    The Refs And The League Are ALWAYS Against The Packers!!!

    Wait a minute, why am I acting so delusional and irrational?
    I’m not a Barney.
    Never mind.

  3. Great. Now the refs will have to interpret where waves are directed to. That should work out as well as interpreting PI.

  4. I wonder if eventually, the NFL will suggest they read the mind of the player and didn’t like his intent. Such a complete hodge podge of decisions. Almost like using a pinball machine to determine guilt or innocence, fine or no fine, or even how much. The complete lack of leadership or integrity is appalling.

  5. If I were the head coach, I would advise my players that the next time they pull that stunt, they would sit for the rest of the game. It bush league, its totally unnecessary and the players need to understand the meaning of respect for their opponents. Even if its a Cowboy.

  6. Wait, wait, wait. Are we sure he was “waving”? Perhaps he was “waiving” his rights to an attorney. NFL, get back to us on that one with an official ruling. Thanks, bye.

  7. “The league ruled Jones taunted Byron Jones, directing his wave at the Cowboys cornerback.”

    Wrong. “Taunting” is a dead ball foul. It was not, by rule, taunting. The referees were correct in NOT throwing a flag against Jones.

    However, it was a totally classless move though. And as a Packer fan, I was disgusted by it.

  8. “Bush league”, “disgusting” for waving at an opponent in a game?
    If he had made an obscene gesture, what would be your reaction then?

    Old minded people are so easily offended… but yeah, millenials are snowflakes.

  9. I can imagine people that don’t follow the Packers (or Aaron Jones) that closely would see the move as “disgusting” and “bush league”. The kid is actually very humble, it’s the first (and probably last) time he did anything even close to that. Happens in the heat of the moment.

    Further, the Packers staff immediately told him not to do it again as soon as he got to the sideline. There’s even an article about it.

  10. It is a coach’s nightmare that one of his players does something that is unnecessary and that can turn a victory into a defeat. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after a touchdown and a subsequent kickoff at the 20 yard line can be costly.

  11. I’ve followed the Packers for over 50 years. I know Aaron Jones is a great kid. The son of military. Once pushed a wheel chair bound woman he didn’t know through an airport terminal.

    I played the game. Coached the game. All the things blergy says are true. However, the behavior was bush league. Not taunting…just unsportsmanlike behavior…from both of them. Neither should have been fined or penalized. They be required to do continuous up-downs for an hour straight or until they puke. Whichever comes first.

  12. Football fans: nfl stands for no fun league!

    Also football fans: he can’t wave at his opponent, that’s disrespectful!

  13. All you keyboard warriors. SMH Bush league? Puhleeeeese. He wasn’t grabbing his crotch, flipping anyone off, crossing his arms over his chest and nodding his head like he just saved humanity, reaching to the fans and begging for accolades. Of all of the showboating and celebrations, this is “Bush League”? Keep in mind, these are young guys, maybe a few years out of college and just figuring out the “real world”. Yet not. They are in a whole different real world than the rest of us. In the excitement of the moment, you expect a young guy to completely keep his poise and act like a librarian? Get off of your high horses. By all accounts he is a good “kid”, and kids they are. Young and, God forbid, humans. I can think of numerous other things that you could chastise these young men about, but a wave after running in a touchdown in the NFL is nothing more than youth and euphoria. Would I like to see more maturity? Sure. Is it something I find so offensive that I can’t recall back to my youth and judge “bush league? You should see some of the antics I see after some old duffer like me makes a put that nets him fifty cents! Toodaloo all!

  14. “Old minded people are so easily offended. but yeah, millenials are snowflakes.”

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    You need to learn the difference between the meanings of the words “offended” and “disgusted.” When you learn the words aren’t synonymous, your objection will have more relevance.

  15. whatjusthapped says:
    October 12, 2019 at 7:12 pm
    If I were the head coach, I would advise my players that the next time they pull that stunt, they would sit for the rest of the game. It bush league, its totally unnecessary and the players need to understand the meaning of respect for their opponents. Even if its a Cowboy.

    —————-

    He waved his hand. Has everyone lost their mind. That’s not offensive. It’s nothing. Players offended by that need to play a different sport.

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