Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf had a creative way of celebrating a touchdown in their 40-3 win over the New York Jets last Sunday. However, it came with some serious consequences.
Per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the league has reportedly fined the second-year star $6,131 for going into the stands and taking control of the TV camera. Apparently, the NFL considers using a prop as an unsportsmanlike gesture.
#Seahawks WR DK Metcalf was fined $6,131 for celebrating a touchdown last week by jumping into the stands and taking control of a TV camera. The use of a prop is considered unsportsmanlike conduct.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 19, 2020
A fan took to Twitter to roast the NFL for the pretty petty fine.
Likewise, another noted that Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreke Hill did the same thing as the Seahawks wideout. Hill did not get penalized when he did it in a game against the Arizona Cardinals back in 2018.
So the same thing tyreek hill did pic.twitter.com/fEdVtFBKtJ
— Jayden💪🏾👀 (@Jaydenhunter05) December 19, 2020
Maybe DK Metcalf would like to have a word with the NFL’s inconsistency on reinforcing their rules.
Nonetheless, that $6,000 fine shouldn’t be too much trouble for the rising star wideout. Metcalf currently has a four-year, $4.5 million deal in place with the Seahawks, including a $1.9 million signing bonus in 2019.
The Seahawks certainly needed to avenge a disappointing loss to the New York Giants in Week 13, and there was no better way to get back into the win column than to dominate a win-less Jets squad. Metcalf’s score that led to the fine was his lone touchdown last Sunday. The 23-year-old also had six receptions on 61 yards.
Seattle looks to carry the momentum as they face the surging Washington Football Team on their next assignment. The Seahawks will certainly need Metcalf to be at his best if they want to record their 10th win of the season.