Clyde Edwards-Helaire fined $10,300 for taunting

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Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran afoul of the NFL’s emphasis on taunting penalties last weekend and he heard from the league about his penalty this week.

Edwards-Helaire was flagged for pointing at Cowboys linebacker Luke Gifford as he made his way into the end zone for a touchdown. The foul didn’t take the touchdown off the board and the Chiefs’ Harrison Butker made a longer extra point one play later.

The NFL fined Edwards-Helaire $10,300 for unsportsmanlike conduct in response to the penalty.

Chiefs cornerback Rashad Fenton was also fined $4,934 for his actions in a sideline scrap with Cowboys defensive back C.J. Godwin on a punt.

25 responses to “Clyde Edwards-Helaire fined $10,300 for taunting

  1. Every week the NFL should pick one lucky fan that receives all of that weeks fines from across the league. “With Clyde’s taunting penalty I was able to pay off a medical bill and buy a used Honda, thanks NFL!”

  2. November 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm
    Horrible rule. Another reason for declining ratings

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    Ratings are up.

  3. I don’t understand why the penalty didn’t wipe out the touchdown. The taunting CLEARLY occurred before the runner crossed the goal line so it was not a dead ball foul.

  4. A fine for Edwards-Helaire.
    But no fine or ejection for Cam Heyward for punching Justin Herbert!!!!

  5. dejc421 says:
    November 27, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    November 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm
    Horrible rule. Another reason for declining ratings

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    Ratings are up.

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    Way up. And revenue, etc. The league is booming.

  6. chiefsfannc says:
    November 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm
    Horrible rule. Another reason for declining ratings.
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    28.1 million people watched the Cowboys-Chiefs game, which was the highest rated game of the year until Thanksgiving, in which the Raiders-Cowboys game was viewed by 38 million, making it the highest rated regular season NFL game since 1990.

  7. Makes you wonder where and what planet people get their information re NFL ratings being in decline.

  8. “I don’t understand why the penalty didn’t wipe out the touchdown. The taunting CLEARLY occurred before the runner crossed the goal line so it was not a dead ball foul.”

    Wrong. Unlike college, NFL taunting penalties are only applied after the play is over. They considered changing it once in 2013 I think after golden tate taunting from the 25. It’s odd wording when they call it a “dead ball foul after the play was over” but thats always how unsportsmanlike conduct midplay has been officiated.

  9. $10,300 for pointing fingers, $14,650 for blatantly breaking Covid rules. I’m about to take a knee.

  10. Geez these guys are slow learners.

    Make a play, go back to the huddle.

    It ain’t that difficult.

  11. That seems a little excessive for a pointing finger. But then again a certain player was fined 14, 560 for lying about his vax status

  12. Fines and penalties for taunting, dancing, pointing and medical statuses. Assault a Raider player after the game on camera… nothing.

    I’ll take, “Why are Raider fans such conspiracy theorists?” For $500 Aaron.

  13. IF they are going to call/stress taunting penalties then they need to do it and be consistent. As of now it’s all over the board. I’ve seen much “worse” taunting than the finger point.

  14. dejc421 says:
    November 27, 2021 at 6:19 pm
    Makes you wonder where and what planet people get their information re NFL ratings being in decline.

    I think we all know it’s Fox News and OAN

  15. In college, the penalty would have wiped out the TD! If the league is serious, adopt that rule!

  16. Goodwin, butthurt and blocked into the next weekend, then promptly initiated the 40 second facemask/helmet rip off and was congratulated on his style by the zebra who was on the spot judging the technique.

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