A good taunt is its own reward – even if the penalty is ridiculous.
Following ESPN’s Adam Sheher, the NFL has awarded Antony Winfield Jr. a $ 7,815 fine for his taunt of Tyrik Hill in Super Bowl 55, a game that the Buccaneers dominated, 31-9, and in which Winfield gave Hill a Different L handed over. .
Winfield, however, is doing something good with the situation: She is in Tampa, Fla., To help with the youth leadership program at Tampa’s Young Middle School. Is donating the same amount to the Hillsborough Education Foundation.
The Buccaneers are matching Winfield’s fines, with only $ 15,000 being donated to the local event.
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In case you forgot, Winfield was given the green signal to taunt Hill in a Super Bowl victory, stealing Hill’s signature peace sign at a late-game pass breakup.
Antoine Winfield Jr. was relegated to taunt Tyrick Hill after making a late fourth down stop to seal a Super Bowl victory for Tampa Bay.
This is the play and its reaction when asked about it after the game. pic.twitter.com/dkwjX5L6i5
– Taylor Jenkins (@TJenkinsTampa) 8 February, 2021
Both had a brief history, with Hill burning the Buccaneers’ secondary for more than 200 yards in a regular-season matchup in the first year. Hill had the chance to throw the Dukes more than once, with three touchdowns in Week 12 with three wins.
Still, the NFL finds it ridiculous to pay a penalty for taunts of this nature, given that players spend the better part of four hours hurting each other. What’s wrong with some hurt feelings?
The turnabout is Fairplay, the one who laughs the last time, laughs the loudest, etc., etc.