PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown is still too sexy for the NFL.
Brown acknowledged to ESPN that he’s been fined for his touchdown-celebration dance during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 43-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The NFL has a rule against “sexually suggestive” behavior on the field.
The Steelers wideout got a $9,115 fine for his Week 1 twerking, and under the taunting category, a second offense would be $12,154.
Brown, who will address the media on Friday, also got a fine for wearing baby blue cleats in the season opener.
Each dance earned Brown a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct fine, prompting coach Mike Tomlin to publicly ask the league for clarity on what’s acceptable. The league is sending a video to teams that explains the issue.
No pumps, basically.
Teammates have come to Brown’s defense to say: Let the man twerk.
“That’s what happens when you give someone [commissioner Roger Goodell] total power,” guard Ramon Foster said. “There are other guys who have done worse. AB’s just having fun. Don’t make it the ‘No Fun League.'”