Celebration penalty

Celebration penalty
Monday, October 18, 2010 - 9:21pm

League explains the flag

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The touchdown-celebration penalty the
Dallas Cowboys received Sunday wasn't for Miles Austin leapfrogging
Roy Williams in the end zone.

It was against receiver Sam Hurd for flashing a University of
Texas "Hook 'em Horns" hand gesture along with Williams. That's
what Carl Johnson, the league's vice president of officiating, told
Cowboys coach Wade Phillips on Monday.

Austin was announced as being guilty during Dallas' 24-21 loss
to Minnesota. Phillips said an official on the sideline also told
him it was Austin's fault.

The bigger issue for the Cowboys is that this was the second
straight week they've been flagged for an excessive celebration.
Phillips said players were told Monday not to do anything except
head for the sideline.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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