A.J. Brown Fined $10,609 for Unsportsmanlike Conduct
The NFL fined Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown $10,609 for unsportsmanlike conduct in last week’s blowout win over the Steelers, per a recent report from Tom Pelissero.
Brown was flagged for taunting after his third touchdown of the game, as he pointed at Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ahkello Witherspoon.
A.J. Brown 🔥
Just over a quarter into the Battle of Pennsylvania, and Brown has touchdowns of 39 and 27 yards.
— The Athletic NFL (@TheAthleticNFL) October 30, 2022
Most people wouldn’t be too stoked about losing $10,000-plus.
Brown, however, had some fun with the fine:
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
To be fair, Brown had himself a day against the Steelers.
All three of Brown’s touchdowns went for 25-plus yards and they all came in the first half. He became the first Eagles player to have three touchdown catches of 25-plus yards in a game since Ben Hawkins in 1969. In addition to the three touchdown receptions, Brown caught six passes on 10 targets for 156 yards, averaging a whopping 26.0 yards per catch.
“I just said one, two, and that is still not enough,” Brown said following last week’s win.
Brown joked on Twitter that his banner performance against the Steelers was the cause of a “random” NFL drug test the next morning.
“I would have a drug test this morning huh,” Brown wrote, “Rogerrrrr this is not random.”