The most ridiculous celebration fine of the NFL season may have been given on Friday afternoon, when New York Giants defensive end Owa Odighizuwa was docked $12,154 for pretending to take a picture of Landon Collins and his teammates with a fake camera after a pick-six, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.
The interception came against the Los Angeles Rams, when the Giants played them last Sunday in Twickenham Stadium in London.
The NFL has taken a very hard stance when it comes to taunting penalties for celebrations this season. Vernon Davis was fined for pretending to shoot the football like a basketball, Odell Beckham Jr. was fined for taking his helmet off, and Antonio Brown gets fined for his dancing.
Back in 2014, J.J. Watt also used a pretend camera, but he took a selfie after sacking Zach Mettenberger, so apparently that’s the key here. Had Odighizuwa just pressed that imaginary reverse camera button and taken a selfie with Collins and his teammates instead, he might still have that $12,154.
Odighizuwa should have totally gotten his money’s worth, and posted the picture to his imaginary Instagram and Snapchat accounts.