By day three of the draft, the NFL has all sorts of people announcing picks, from all sorts of places.
The Bengals’ fan of the year, Phil Armein, made a fourth round pick from the podium in Kansas City.
Before announcing the selection at No. 131 (receiver Charlie Jones of Purdue), Armein produced a coin and flipped it.
It was a comment on the shenanigans in which the league engaged after the cancellation of the Week 17 game between the Bills and Bengals. Lost in the shuffle regarding a potential neutral-site AFC Championship, the Bengals ultimately would have had to flip a coin for home field with the Ravens, if Baltimore had beaten Cincinnati in Week 18, setting up a wild-card rematch.
Running back Joe Mixon produced a coin and flipped it after scoring a touchdown in that game.
The league fined Mixon. They can’t fine Armein. But they’d surely like to.