Worth every penny: NFL fines Antoine Winfield Jr. for taunting Tyreek Hill in Super Bowl LV
Antoine Winfield Jr.’s epic taunt towards Tyreek Hill from late in Super Bowl LV will not go unpunished.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported on Saturday that the league has fined Winfield $7,815 for mocking Hill after a 4th down stop late in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl LV. Winfield’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Hill’s Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 to claim a championship.
Winfield flashed a peace sign at Hill after securing a victory in the game. Typically, Hill throws a peace sign at defensive backs on his way to the end zone as a celebration.
The NFL fined #Bucs CB Antoine Winfield Jr. $7,815 for mocking Tyreek Hill’s signature peace sign after a late fourth-down stop in Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl win.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 13, 2021
Hill actually threw up the peace sign and did a backflip into the end zone during the Chiefs-Bucs regular season matchup after burning Winfield on a long touchdown reception. He scored three times in that game but did not reach the end zone in the Super Bowl.
Winfield had a monster game in Super LV, totaling 6 tackles, a pass break-up and an interception to cap an impressive rookie season in Tampa Bay. We’ll go ahead and guess that Winfield is probably writing that near-$8,000 check with a smile on his face.