Source: Dez Bryant fined $7,875

Updated: September 25, 2013, 12:40 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPN.com

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was fined $7,875 for a throat-slash penalty following his touchdown catch in Sunday's 31-7 win against the St. Louis Rams, a source told ESPN.com.

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Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY SportsThe Cowboys' Dez Bryant was fined $7,875 for a throat-slash penalty following a touchdown catch vs. the Rams during Dallas' 31-7 Week 3 victory.
Bryant apologized Monday for the gesture, which came along with his customary "X" celebration signal. He also said he would appeal any fine.

"I shouldn't have done it anyway," Bryant, 24, said Monday. "I never put anything with the X. Do the X and go on."

Bryant has 17 catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys (2-1).

There has been no word whether defensive tackle Jason Hatcher was fined for his roughing-the-passer penalty against the Rams' Sam Bradford, or a fine on cornerback Orlando Scandrick for hitting Bradford high.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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