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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown fined again by NFL

For the second consecutive week, Antonio Brown was fined by the NFL. This time it wasn't for a celebration, but due to an in-game fight.

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After Week 13, Antonio Brown was fined over $11,000 for his epic goalpost celebration, which dramatically and festively capped off a punt return for a touchdown, providing endless entertainment and witty memes.

Brown was also fined after the Steelers Week 14 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, a chippy affair that featured skirmishes and scuffles even before kickoff. His Week 14 fine was for fighting with Dre Kirkpatrick, a Bengals defensive back. The fighting occurred at the beginning of the game and resembled a game of spirited patty cake more than an actual fight.


Other Steelers fined this season include running back DeAngelo Williams, cornerback William Gay, defensive end Cameron Heyward, and defensive end Stephon Tuitt, all for uniform violations. Linebacker Arthur Moats as fined for a facemask, while kicker Chris Boswell and safety Mike Mitchell were both fined for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The league has doled out over $21 million in fines so far this season. Other fines this year have included a $35,000 fine levied on Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam-Pacman Jones in Week 1 for unsportsmanlike conduct and one on wide receiver A.J. Green in Week 5 for throwing a football into the stands.

The most heavily fined team this season has been the Miami Dolphins. Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan was fined over $5 million for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.  The only players fined for celebrations this year outside of Antonio Brown are Panthers cornerback Josh Norman in Week 4, New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson in Week 4, St. Louis Rams Stedman Bailey in Week 4, and Denver linebacker Von Miller in Week 3.