The Kansas City Chiefs had plenty of reasons to celebrate as they erased a 24-point first-half deficit to defeat the Houston Texans, 51-31, last Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round. On Saturday, the NFL announced fines for two of Kansas City’s offensive players involved in celebrations during the historic comeback performance.
Chiefs LT Eric Fisher took the biggest hit in the form of a $14,037 fine for taking two beers out of the stands and pouring them on himself following a fourth-quarter touchdown from QB Patrick Mahomes to TE Blake Bell. Sixth-year RB Damien Williams was also docked $10,527 for placing the football near a Texans player on one of his three touchdowns on the day.
Fisher’s celebratory tribute to WWE superstar “Stone Cold” Steve Austin drew quite the reaction from viewers in the days following the game, including from the wrestling legend himself on Twitter.
While Williams’ gesture was far less subtle, the league still felt it crossed the line of unsportsmanlike conduct.
NFL Sponsor, Fisher Repay Fan For Sacrificial Beers
While the Chiefs brought home the win and will now host their second consecutive AFC Championship Game on Sunday afternoon, there was even more in store for the two fans who lost their beers to Fisher’s celebration. The team welcomed the pair to Arrowhead Stadium to meet the former No. 1 overall pick in person. They also walked away with autographed jerseys from Fisher as well as towers of beer courtesy of Budweiser and Bud Light.
“I’ve been doing this for 30 years and that was by far the coolest thing that has ever happened in that endzone,” shared one of the fans.
Following Saturday’s news that the NFL had fined the Chiefs lineman for the incident, the official Bud Light Twitter account hinted that the company would be making a donation of $14,037 to the charity of Fisher’s choice.
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