After one of the more exciting Sundays in a while, NFL fans were treated to exactly zero exciting football on Monday night, despite a special doubleheader to kick the season off.
Thankfully Steelers wideout Antonio Brown was there to save the day, utilizing some dance moves that we're guessing he picked up from his season on Dancing With the Stars to entertain fans.
With his team already up 17-6 in the third quarter, last year's leading pass catcher snagged his second touchdown of the day, streaking down the left sideline for 26 yards. He celebrated by twerking, which earned him a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) September 13, 2016
Has Brown learned nothing from Hingle McCringleberry? Two pumps is fine, three is a flag!
There are three ways a celebration can have an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty tacked on: If you coordinate a dance with a teammate, if you're offensive toward an official, and, the likely root of Brown's penalty, if the celebration is "sexually suggestive."
I actually ran across this passage in the NFL bylaws today. Specifically bans "sexually suggestive" celebrations. pic.twitter.com/lbMGZzwpmM
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 13, 2016
The wideout finished with 126 receiving yards to go with two touchdowns. Which is sexually suggestive enough for his fantasy owners.