There was comedy in his end zone celebration, mainly for how, uh, unique it was. Another word would be this: bad. Regardless, it cost the Redskins 15 yards in their preseason opener and it also cost tight end Fred Davis some money.
The NFL confirmed that it fined Davis $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct because of his celebration after catching a 3-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins against Tennessee on Aug. 8. Davis started shaking, fell to the ground and continued to shake. It was a cross between appearing to be tased or electrocuted or having convulsions. Regardless, it wasn’t a good look. And with the NFL cracking down on excessive celebrations, it was a costly one.
In reality, Davis told reporters afterward that it was a spontaneous celebration.
“I just spazzed out. It was dumb,” Davis said. “I cost my team a penalty. … I’m definitely going to come up with a better plan next time.”
Also, the league confirmed that safety Bacarri Rambo was fined the same amount for a late hit on running back Shonn Greene in the end zone. Defensive end Chris Baker was fined $15,750 for hitting the quarterback below the knees. Both players were flagged for their respective plays. NFL.com first reported the fines.