In the NFL, winning on the road is cause for celebration… Just don’t celebrate too hard, or it could get you into some serious trouble.
Several Washington Commanders players found that our the hard way, as they were disciplined after evidence surfaced that they had been drinking on their flight back from Philadelphia following a Monday Night Football victory over the Eagles in week 10.
It has also been reported that the league sent out a memo reminding all 32 teams that drinking on flights to and from games is strictly prohibited.
Of course, one of the main culprits for the Commanders appeared to be quarterback Taylor Heinicke, as several videos surfaced of the quarterback downing beers following the big win.
The NFL is also on high alert after Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was arrested for DUI shortly after his team arrived home from their Thursday night road win in Green Bay last night.
Rules state that alcohol is not permitted inside team facilities or on their buses or planes. In recent weeks, it’s become a fad for winning teams to post their celebrations on the team flight after a big win.
It all started with Kirk Cousins’ iced out, no-shirt look after the Vikings beat the Kirk’s former team, the Washington Commanders, in week 9.
It does not appear as though the Vikings were drinking on the flight during these videos. No word on whether they have been contacted by the league regarding any violations of their traveling rules.
What’s interesting is Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was talking about his team celebrating their victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday by drinking some booze on the plane ride home from Germany.
We’ll see if the NFL contacts and/or disciplines the Buccaneers or any other team for their in-flight conduct.