This past Sunday, linebacker DeAndre Levy was penalized for taunting during the fourth quarter of the Detroit Lions Week 1 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. On Friday, ProFootballTalk confirmed that Levy has also been fined $9,115 for his actions.
The penalty came following a third-and-one play which concluded with Colts quarterback Andrew Luck throwing an incomplete pass. As Luck threw the pass, Levy took him down, leading to some back and forth trash talking between Levy and some of the Colts players. Unfotunately, Levy took things a bit too far, prompting an official to throw a flag.
“It was just a dumb play,” Levy said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “It was a dumb play. Heat of the moment. Guys are running to the sideline grabbing and talking noise. It’s whatever. It’s a dumb play. I got to be smarter.”
Levy is currently listed as doubtful on the Lions Week 2 injury report. If he is unable to give it a go, rookie Antwione Williams could get the nod.