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Quick Hit: Bailey fined by NFL for “taking nap”

Former Mountaineer wide receiver Stedman Bailey was fined by the NFL this week as a result of his touchdown celebration against the Arizona Cardinals this past Sunday.

After receiving an 18 yard touchdown catch Bailey used the ball as a prop and pretended to take a nap in the endzone. While clever, the NFL did not find it amusing and handed down a fine of $8,681 for the celebration.

The Rams were not penalized for Bailey’s celebration during the game. (using the ball as a prop is usually a 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty).

Photo credit AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Jeremy Simon
Founder and publisher of, Jeremy is also a contributor to USA Today as well as covers the Mountaineers for Athlon Sports. Follow on Twitter @JSi07
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