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Video: Colts’ Denico Autry gets penalized against Chiefs after dancing in front of referee

Denico Autry

The Indianapolis Colts haven’t had much reason to celebrate during their AFC Divisional Round playoff matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday night, and the one time they did decide to have some fun, they were penalized.

For some reason, Colts defensive end Denico Autry decided to dance in front of an official in the third quarter and ended up getting tagged with a 15-yard penalty:

I’m not sure I have ever seen that before, let alone in a playoff game.

Autry is in his first season with the Colts and had a very productive year, racking up 37 tackles, nine sacks, a couple of forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 12 games.

He signed a three-year, $17.8 million contract with Indianapolis back in March.

The 28-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Mississippi State University, went undrafted but ended up signing with the Oakland Raiders in May 2014.

Autry played in 10 games during his rookie campaign, but had a very limited role, finishing with 13 tackles. The following year, he took the field 14 times and actually made eight starts, totaling 22 tackles and three sacks.

The Albermarle, N.C. native then played in all 16 contests in 2016, recording 29 stops, 2.5 sacks and a couple of forced fumbles before having his “breakout” year last season when he posted 36 tackles, five sacks and seven passes defended.

Going into Saturday night’s game, the Colts had won 10 of their last 11 games, losing only to the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 6-0 in early December. Indianapolis began the year with a record of just 1-5.