Nate Burleson fined $10,000 by NFL for celebration (with video)

Joe Robbins

The NFL has fined Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson $10,000 for his celebration last Sunday against the Eagles.

After Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson scored a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday, he celebrated by pretending to release and shoot a bird. Unsurprisingly, this didn't go over well with the No Fun League National Football League, which decided to fine Burleson $10,000 for his actions. According to the Free Press, Burleson said he was fined because his celebration included a "violent action toward another team." Yeah, I'm sure Eagles players really thought this was violent (via Cosby Sweaters):

Burleson is going to appeal his fine. In the end, he will likely end up having to pay the $10,000 fine, as I can't remember a fine for a celebration ever being overturned. It should be, though. I get the fact that the NFL doesn't want players pretending to shoot birds, but live a little, Roger Goodell. There's no need to make it so players can't have any fun after scoring a touchdown. That's what college football is for. Besides, it's not like you know for sure he was pretending to shoot a bird with a gun. Just ask Burleson, who gave a hilarious explanation for the celebration.

"It could have been a super soaker," he said.

The good news for those who enjoy Burleson's celebrations is that he plans to keep doing them despite the fine. In fact, he says he is going to have something planned for the Chicago Bears game on Monday Night Football. Hopefully he will get into the end zone again and have a chance to show us what he's got up his sleeve.

Reminder: You can follow Pride Of Detroit on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker