Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant knew better, just as everyone should know by now – the NFL doesn’t tolerate players simulating cutting a man’s throat. It’s been banned since 1999.
Bryant was reminded of that today after his throat-slash gesture following a touchdown during the Cowboys’ Sunday matchup with the St. Louis Rams. The NFL fined him $7,875 for the infraction, according to ESPN.
Bryant said he meant to do a scissors motion to say “cut it out”, but it came across as a throat slash.
“I shouldn’t have done it anyway,” he said. “I never put anything with the X. Do the X and go on.”