NFL slaps Packers’ Allen Lazard with $10,000 fine for taunting, WR calls reprimand ‘very contradictory’
Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard is having a stellar season in his fifth year at Green Bay.
During the Christmas Day game in Miami, Lazard knocked out three Dolphins defensemen on a block. He then started celebrating by looking at the pile of players on the grass and counting one. . . of them . . . Three.
The NFL responded by fining Lazard $10,609, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE AT FOXNEWS.COM
Lazard also pointed in the respective directions of the Dolphins players while they were still on the ground. The discrepancy was not signaled by the referees.
Another receiver was fined earlier this season for a similar act.
PACKERS CORNERBACK SAYS JUSTIN JEFFERSON’S DOMINANT WEEK 1 PERFORMANCE AGAINST GREEN BAY WAS A « FLUKE »
Eagles Pro Bowler AJ Brown was fined $10,000 after pointing the finger at the opposing team in a Week 8 game. Brown had three touchdowns on the day.
Shortly after the play, the Packers shared a video on Twitter of the showpiece play.
Pro Football Talk also reported that Lazard planned to appeal the fine.
Lazard expressed his frustration over the punishment when he spoke to reporters.
« I think it doesn’t make sense to highlight a piece and use it on your social media platforms to give it more attention but also to have a negative connotation. It’s very contradictory. »
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers praised Lazard’s block, which proved to be one of the key plays in helping Green Bay earn the win over Miami.
« He’s been doing this for a long time, so it’s nothing new, » Rodgers said Wednesday. « With all due respect to Allen, we’re not surprised by that. We’re not. We’re delighted, but we’re not surprised. »
Lazard leads the team with 688 yards and is tied for second with five touchdowns on a career-high 51 receptions.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
« They love it because it brings more attention to the NFL and the fans appreciate it, but they don’t condone it one way or the other, » Lazard added. « It’s very contradictory. »