NFL Player Fined $14K For Shotgunning Beer With Fans, Worth It? Hell Yeah!
If you find yourself at an NFL tailgate this year, don’t be surprised to find fans shotgunning beers in the parking lot prior to the game (especially if you’re in Buffalo). It’s a time-honored tradition all over the country. But there is one place it’s apparently not accepted: in the stand at an NFL game. This is especially true if you happen to be an NFL player and you’re shotgunning a beer with fans in the middle of a game.
Apparently, nobody told this to Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters. That’s because, on Dec. 8, as the Ravens were finishing their close defeat of the Buffalo Bills, Peters knocked down a fourth-down pass attempt from Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen and promptly leaped into the stands to shotgun a beer with a group of Ravens fans who had traveled to Orchard Park.
He was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for the celebratory brewski and was issued a fine of over $14K the next day. Sure, for most of us receiving a bill for $14K would really make us think twice about chugging a beer again, but for Peters, that’s just a drop in a bucket (likely filled with Pilsner). On top of that, the folks at Anheuser-Busch were alerted to the lack of humor from the league and offered to donate the same amount to charity. So, everyone wins. Especially the fans. They’ll be talking about the time they chugged beer with an NFL player forever.
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This boozy celebration makes us think about some of the best end zone celebrations of all time. Check them all out below.
Bartender approved: Pairing Whiskey With Your Favorite Christmas Cookies
Goal Post Tackle
We’re not sure who the first player to try this was, but we know that Antonio Brown perfected it. Maybe he’ll actually play this year and we’ll all get to see it again.
No end zone celebration list would be complete without Deion Sanders. The Falcons’ corner was pretty much a walking celebration, but he really shined after a pick six. He high stepped into the end zone and right into our hearts.
There are few end zone celebrations more famous than the Atlanta Falcons’ “Dirty Bird.” Popularized by running back Jamal Anderson in the late ‘90s, you can’t possibly stop yourself from dancing along.
Honestly, we can’t really remember anything about Bengals’ running back Elbert "Ickey" Woods other than his outstanding end zone celebration. Watch it in all its glory and you’ll definitely agree.
Goal Post Cell Phone
Few players go to the lengths to celebrate a touchdown like Saints receiver Joe Horn. Before a game, he once hid a cell phone in the goal post so he could grab it and pretend to make a call during the game.
San Francisco 49ers safety Merton Hanks was well known for one of the oddest end zone (and interception) celebrations. He would do the “pigeon dance” that Bert from Sesame Street would do to imitate the bird of the same name. It was really strange and we all looked forward to it.
During his career, Chad Ochocinco (aka Chad Johnson) seemed to enjoy end zone celebrations more than anyone else. One of his best was when he used an end zone pylon as a putter and pretended to golf.
Terrell Owens loved to score touchdowns. The only thing he liked more than crossing the goal line after catching a deep pass was celebrating once he got there. One of his most famous celebrations was when he grabbed a box of popcorn from a fan and dumped it into his face like he was going to eat all of it.