Justin Jefferson of the Vikings is hit with a sizable fine by the NFL for celebrating.

Justin Jefferson of the Vikings is hit with a sizable fine by the NFL for celebrating.

Wide receiver Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings has been penalized by the NFL for celebrating his touchdown against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 1.

Upon making the “too small” gesture toward cornerback D’Shawn Jamison in the end zone on the final play of the third quarter, Jefferson was penalized by the league with a fine of almost $11,000, according to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.

Seifert announced on X on Saturday, October 7, “Justin Jefferson was fined $10,927 for unsportsmanlike conduct in last Sunday’s victory at Carolina.”.
Its timing and amount coincide with this touchdown and a first offense for taunting, respectively.
Enjoy yourself.

NFL Does Not Fine Justin Jefferson for His Well-Known “Griddy” Celebration.

In an NFL game in October 2023, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson scores a touchdown by intercepting a pass intended for Carolina Panthers defensive back D’Shawn Jamison.

According to NBC Sports, the NFL has the following definition of taunting:.

“The utilization of baiting or taunting behaviors or phrases that sow discord between teams.

taunting results in a 15 yard loss as the on-field penalty.

The Griddy, Jefferson’s well-known touchdown celebration, is well-known and does not incur penalties from the league for taunting.
The “too small” gesture, which is popular among NBA players, is directed specifically at an opponent as opposed to a more jovial and general celebration of a big play, which may be the difference in the NFL’s eyes.

Jefferson stated that his choice of antics is a message to the rest of the league to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk after the game.

Jefferson said, “I mean, that’s a message to the league.
“I’ll go there to demonstrate that it makes no difference who is out there trying to rip me off.
I’m going to make a play.
I’m going to make a grab.
If it means helping my team win, I’ll do whatever it takes.

Vikings are attempting to recover from a difficult season.

In 2023, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson is having a fantastic season.

Even though Jefferson’s celebration against the Panthers resembled slightly smudged coloring, his enthusiasm is understandable.
With the exception of the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2, the Vikings played competitively in each of their first three games despite their 0-3 start.

In Week 3, quarterback Kirk Cousins’ late interception in the end zone cost Minnesota a close game against the Los Angeles Chargers at home.
Prior to the game in Carolina, Jefferson vented his frustration over all the losses.
He then went on to score twice and help the Vikings earn their first victory of the season and a 1-3 record.

Through four games, 543 receiving yards for Jefferson are the most in the league.
Additionally, he has 33 receptions and three touchdowns, including two last weekend against the Panthers.

The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will visit Minnesota this Sunday in Minneapolis, and it will be a tough test for the Vikings.
According to Draft Kings Sportsbook, the Chiefs were 3–5–point favorites as of Saturday night.

For Heavy.com, Max Dible writes about the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, and Golden State Warriors.
Prior to working for Pacific Media Group’s network of Big Island radio stations and West Hawaii Today, where he reported on local and state news, he was the news director for BigIslandNow .
Learn more about Max Dible.


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