Skip to comments.T.O. fined 'thousands' for mock videotape TD celebration
Posted on 09/20/2007 11:32:21 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- After seeing the videotape of Terrell Owens' latest touchdown celebration, the NFL office wasn't laughing.
Owens said Wednesday he was fined "a good chunk of money" -- which he later defined as thousands of dollars -- for a celebration that included him using the goal post and football to poke fun at the New England Patriots' spying scandal during Dallas' 37-20 victory over Miami this past Sunday.
A league spokesman said the fine was $7,500.
"It wasn't even the fact I used the goal post as a prop," Owens said. "They said I used the ball."
Beyond being confused about what he can and can't do, Owens is frustrated by the league's policing of end-zone scenes.
"It's kind of hard to understand the rules," he said. "It's like you can't do nothing no more. ... Dude, it's like they're trying to find any way to take fun out of the game. So I'm kind of limited right now as far as what I can do."
T.O. plotted his celebration days before, after getting suggestions from callers on his weekly radio show. He said he likes making them timely.
Now, though, he's going to be more careful with what he does.
"Nothing's worth getting a fine for," he said.
Owens said he'll consider an appeal, but "it may not even be worth it."
How about saving his act until he gets to the sideline?
"I guess so," he said. "Next, they're going to be saying you can't go to the sidelines."
NFL = No Fun League.
I’ve never been a fan of anything beyond a spike of the ball...but thats just me.
I love watching Chad Johnson with my Bengals, but that crap with the HOF jacket was way way too much of a distraction, for example.
I still cringe every time I see a tape of Icky Woods ‘shuffle’ which is more reminescent of Seinfelds ‘bad dancer’ episode than anything else.
I thought it was pretty funny, and harmless...though it seems to clearly violate the (new! enhanced!) rules.
I must admit, I did get a good chuckle out of T.O.’s display.
‘I must admit, I did get a good chuckle out of T.O.s display.’
At least TO seems to be enjoying playing football, and staying away from controversy this season, excluding this minor thing, of course.
How about dropping the ball and shutting the hell up after you score a touchdown? Why do we need all the theatrics? I remember when Bud Grant was the Vikings' coach. He would have put his foot up somebody's ass for these stupid antics.
If your secret ambition is to be a clown, T.O., then put on a rubber nose and big shoes and let someone else play NFL football. You are too old for this juvenile behavior, and it is not clever or amusing.
I am glad to see it. I quickly got tired of the chicken dances, the butt dances, and the prissy mincy shows. They’re supposed to be pros and should act like pros.
I must admit, I did get a good chuckle out of T.O.s monetary fine...
Jerry Jones is probably writing the check as we speak.
TO is such an ass, he should have little bits of TP stuck to him.
The NFL should write rules for the behavior of Congressmen and the press.
Yeah, jeez, it's not like he's a professional ENTERTAINER or anything...
Because it’s entertainment, too? Hell, I’m a Pats fan and I thought it was funny. It’s a game, which alludes to the idea of not taking it so seriously.
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