Tyreek Hill says he did not remove his helmet in celebration


Tyreek Hill‘s helmet came off after the Chiefs receiver somersaulted into the end zone for a 54-yard touchdown with 12:48 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The question is: Did he do it in celebration?

Taking off a helmet in the field of play is unsportsmanlike conduct and should result in a 15-yard penalty. Officials did not throw a flag on Hill.

The Chiefs elected to go for two points, and Patrick Mahomes completed a pass to Mecole Hardman to tie the game at 17. If officials had called a penalty, the Chargers could have elected to enforce the penalty on the Chiefs’ try. That would have forced a 17-yard two-point try or a 48-yard extra point.

“The referees are human beings,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said. “They missed it. I told them that he took his helmet off. They missed that one. Those refs, they did an outstanding job. I thought they called a really good game. It was very competitive on both sides, but they missed that one.”

Hill, though, said he did not purposely remove his helmet, but that it started coming off as he hit the ground.

“I promise you I did not take my helmet off,” Hill said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.

Hill added, via Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest, “I would never do that.”

13 responses to “Tyreek Hill says he did not remove his helmet in celebration

  1. I thought it was coming off after the 2nd flip. And when it’s coming off like that they can pull it off to adjust/fix. But he should’ve put it back on either way.

  2. The refs didn’t see the targeting that knocked Sammy Watkins out of the game either. Guess those things have a way of balancing out.

  3. Bad calls all around this week. I hope that two weeks of this crap will be enough for the refs to go back to mediocre like every year.

  4. The nfl will probably keep their consistent treatment of tyreek hill when he breaks rules and pay him a few extra million for the criticism he has received.

  5. bob3339 says:
    September 21, 2020 at 9:31 am
    Lame…refs gave the game to KC.
    Yeah, loved those phantom holding calls on the Chiefs last two drives in regulation and then overtime.

    70 wasn’t holding anyone in regulation and 73 got hand to his facemask by Charger lineman, but he got flagged for offensive holding – both calls negated first downs.

    All game long though, Bosa and Ingram are slapping Mahomes in the head with their hands as they hit him after throws – no flags thrown. Those are normally automatic 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalties – but not in the flashy new stadium on this Sunday.

  6. Sad thing is, you can see this clearly. Refs not throwing many flags so far, even the obvious ones

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