The No Fun League strikes again. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been fined for a new twerking touchdown dance he unveiled in their win against Washington on Monday Night Football this week, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Brown also said he was fined for wearing blue cleats, but added it’s “nothing to a boss.”
Midway through the third quarter, Ben Roethlisberger connected with Brown on a 26-yard touchdown pass. Following the play, Brown thrusted his butt five times, which is illegal. He was flagged 15 yards for the play.
Marshall had just three catches for 32 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Prior to injury, Marshall appeared to be bouncing back, hauling in two catches for 52 yards against the Bills.
Buffalo scored 17 unanswered points beginning late in the second quarter, including a fumble returned for a touchdown. Buffalo established a 24-20 lead, but the Jets answered with 17 unanswered points of their own. Two Matt Forte rushing touchdowns and a Nick Folk field goal let New York take a 37-24 lead.
The Bills were inconsistent throughout, and though they had a late-game rally to narrow the Jets’ lead to 37-31, New York’s Brandon Marshall recovered the onside kick. Buffalo’s defense forced a three-and-out, giving the Bills the ball and 10 seconds to try to make something happen. Taylor did fire off a deep ball to Goodwin, but he didn’t get out of bounds and time expired.
Brown caught eight passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener. So as long as he remains one of the best wide receivers in the game, the Steelers will likely have no problem with his flamboyant on-field behavior.
Marshall remained on the ground and immediately grabbed his left knee following the tackle, and he was down for a few minutes, but he was able to walk off the field under his own power. He attempted some jogging on the sideline, but headed to the locker room for further examination shortly after.
He was apparently healthy enough to return to the game because he was back on the field just minutes after walking to the locker room.
GOODELL IS MAKING ANOTHER GRANT: NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety. It sounds great. But remember when the NFL donated money to the National Institutes of Health and then tried to manipulate the results?