Taylor denies making 'throat-slash' gesture

Updated: November 16, 2002, 11:47 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Jacksonville Jaguars tailback Fred Taylor has been fined $10,000 by the league for the so-called "throat slash" gesture he displayed after scoring a touchdown in last week's victory over the Washington Redskins.

In a season dominated by fines against defenders for helmet-to-helmet hits, the sanction against Taylor is believed the first in 2002 for violating a rule that specifically bans the "throat slash" move. The gesture, in which a player runs a finger across his throat, was deemed unacceptable ...

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