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Saturday, August 17, 2013
Redskins' Fred Davis fined for celebration

By John Keim

There was comedy in his end zone celebration, mainly for how, uh, unique it was. Another word would be this: bad. Regardless, it cost the Redskins 15 yards in their preseason opener and it also cost tight end Fred Davis some money.

The NFL confirmed that it fined Davis $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct because of his celebration after catching a 3-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins against Tennessee on Aug. 8. Davis started shaking, fell to the ground and continued to shake. It was a cross between appearing to be tased or electrocuted or having convulsions. Regardless, it wasn’t a good look. And with the NFL cracking down on excessive celebrations, it was a costly one.

In reality, Davis told reporters afterward that it was a spontaneous celebration.

“I just spazzed out. It was dumb,” Davis said. “I cost my team a penalty. … I’m definitely going to come up with a better plan next time.”