Packers RB Aaron Jones fined for TD wave vs. Cowboys
Touchdown celebrations have always been a part of football culture. It’s strange not to see players like Aaron Jones not celebrating the most creative way they can after accomplishing a great TD.
However, there are some instances where celebrations are deemed excessive or taunting. That’s exactly what the league found Jones guilty of during their win over the Dallas Cowboys. The celebration he did–waving at Dallas’ Byron Jones–was deemed as improper conduct by the league.
Per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the league fined him $10,527 for taunting/unsportsmanlike conduct. He also shared what he thought about the penalty.
“I can’t say it was worth it, but the picture is a dope picture,” Jones said. “I can’t argue with that. I’m going to have that blown up one day in my house. I definitely got a nice picture out of it, but it hurts my pocket a little bit. I want that money.”
It’s not hard to see why the Packers’ running back felt like making that celebration, though. He was unstoppable on the run, completing 107 rushing yards and making the end zone four times. He bolstered his performance 75 receiving yards on seven catches. He was an unstoppable force on the field, and playing that good can make anyone confident enough to make such taunting moves.
Jones admitted he was on the wrong on that incident and is not the type to start fire with his antics, but Packers fans are probably happy that they have a new wallpaper to use for their phones and computers.