In the second quarter of the the Kansas City Chiefs‘ 19-9 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire took a short pass quarterback Patrick Mahomes into the end zone for a touchdown.
While on his way there, Edwards-Helaire pointed at Cowboys linebacker Luke Gifford, which caused him to be penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Edwards-Helaire’s pointed finger not only drew a penalty flag, but has now cost him thousands of dollars.
The league has fined Edwards-Helaire $10,300 for unsportsmanlike conduct in Week 11, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.
Head coach Andy Reid spoke to him about the taunt.
“That’s two different sides of things, but yeah, I talked to him,” Reid said during his postgame presser on Sunday, November 21. “You can’t point, you can’t do anything. You get excited and do something. We had another one on our young right guard [Trey Smith], so you can’t talk. There’re some restrictions now and if you cross those lines, they’re going to get you. Listen, the union was part of that, they agreed to all of this. Better off just go and play football and celebrate with your teammates and not mess around with the other team.”