NFL Fines Antoine Winfield Jr. $7,815 For Taunting Tyreek Hill During Super Bowl
Written by B87FM on February 14, 2021
The NFL has fined Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive again Antoine Winfield Jr. $7,815 for taunting Kansas Metropolis Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill through the Tremendous Bowl, earlier this month. Winefield defined that the taunt was revenge for all of the instances Hill had completed the identical transfer to receivers all through the season, together with in opposition to the Bucs throughout their Week 12 matchup earlier within the 12 months.
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”The taunting, it was one thing I needed to do,” Winefield stated after the Tremendous Bowl. “Once we performed them earlier (Tyreek)Hill went off on us. He back-flipped in entrance of my face and gave me the peace signal. So it was solely proper I gave him the peace signal proper again. It felt superb to have the ability to try this”
Hill torched the Bucs for 269 yards and three touchdowns throughout Week 12, however within the Tremendous Bowl, he was held to only 73 yards. Winfield threw Hill’s taunt again at him with 4:06 remaining after efficiently defending a fourth-down move.
Winfield was drafted by the Bucs with the 45th total decide within the 2020 NFL Draft. In his spectacular rookie 12 months, he completed with 94 tackles, one interception, six passes defensed, and two pressured fumbles.
The Bucs dominated the Tremendous Bowl, successful 31-9, and securing Tom Brady’s seventh championship.