Eagles’ LeGarrette Blount fined for touchdown celebration against Giants

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 24: LeGarrette Blount /

Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount has been fined for his touchdown celebration last week.

When Philadelphia Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount scored the game’s first touchdown last week, he may have taken things a bit too far. He bulldozed his way through the defensive line and reached the ball over the goal line. In a matter of seconds, the play was reviewed and the touchdown was called back.

On the very next play, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson gave the ball right back to Blount. Again, Blount powered his way through the goal line as four New York Giants defenders struggled to take him down. This time, the touchdown would stand. Blount was pushed back after breaking the plane. He, then, rolled the ball over to a Giants player’s foot, drawing a 15-yard penalty in the process.

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As the report by Ian Rapoport states, Blount will have to pay a nice fine of $9,115 to the NFL. Although the celebration seemed very minor, we all know that rules are rules. Fortunately, the 15-yard penalty wan’t much of a difference maker in the game. The next time, Philly may not be as lucky.

Blount wasn’t the only player fined from last Sunday’s game. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. not only picked up a ton of heat for his now-infamous celebration, but he also picked up a $12,154 fine from the league.

Blount has been very quiet in the media since this season started so he has yet to comment on his recent punishment. The chances are he will most likely not speak on the recent tab that he picked up from the NFL. Aside from this incident, Blount hasn’t really caused any other problems on or off the field. Hopefully, this will be the last time an Eagles player will pick up a personal foul for celebrating.