Friday, September 21, 2007

T.O. fined

After seeing the videotape of Terrell Owens' latest touchdown celebration this past weekend, Owens stated yesterday that he was fined "a good chunk of money" by the NFL 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."

There really isn't a lot of fun left in seeing a guy score a TD in the NFL anymore. Bring back the days of markers in the socks and cell phones in the goalposts. If Goodell's pointless attack on TD celebrations continues players will end up being fined $10,000 for just scoring a touchdown.

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