The Philadelphia Eagles are on a roll. Though they now stand at 8-0, their Week 8 game cost wide receiver A.J. Brown $10,000.
The NFL fined Brown for taunting after a touchdown pass during last Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 25-year-old will now be keeping his body parts to himself.
My two little finger points the other day cost me 5k a piece. I will keep my hands, feet, and other objects to myself from now on lol 😭😭😭
— AJ Brown (@1kalwaysopen_) November 5, 2022
This is Brown’s third career fine. The previous two occurred during the 2020 season after he participated in excessive celebrations while he was with the Tennessee Titans.
Luckily, the fines go to a good cause, as they are donated to programs that the NFL and NFLPA select.
A.J. BROWN FINED FOR TOUCHDOWN CELEBRATION
After the Eagles returned from bye week, the team hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 30. The game served as a momentous occasion from wide receiver A.J. Brown.
In the first half of the game, Brown scored three touchdowns, all from 25+ yard passes from quarterback Jalen Hurts. The touchdowns put the Eagles up 21-7, but the third score didn’t come up without it’s problems. Brown pointed at Steelers’ cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. He states that he also told both defensive backs, “One, two, and that is still not enough.”
AJ BROWN. THREE FIRST HALF TOUCHDOWNS.
— NFL (@NFL) October 30, 2022
Brown was penalized for the taunt. But despite the penalty, the Eagles won 35-13, and Brown finished with a career-high 156 receiving yards. His yardage and three touchdowns (of 25+ yards) marked him as the first Eagles’ player to do this since Ben Hawkins in 1969.
The day after Sunday’s victory, Brown was randomly selected for a drug test.
The wide receiver now has 42 catches for 718 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He ranks third in the league for touchdowns, fifth in receiving yards, and tenth in receptions.
Brown and the Philadelphia Eagles will now host NFC East rival, the Washington Commanders next Monday, November 14. Unfortunately, due to injury, quarterback Carson Wentz will not be taking the field.