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Jamaal Williams throws fire at NFL for fining him $31,000 for TD celebrations

If you are familiar with the work of Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams, you are well aware of the fact that he likes to have fun on the football field. That especially rings true when he scores a touchdown. But, if you are familiar with the work of the NFL, you are well aware of the fact that they don’t like it one bit when players go what they believe is “too far” with their on-field celebrations. During the 2022 season, Williams was fined over $31,000 for a pair of fines he was assessed for TD celebrations he performed in Week 3 and again in Week 18.

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The TD Celebrations that cost Jamaal Williams over $31,000

In case you have not yet seen the TD dances that resulted in Williams being fined, we have you covered.

Week 3 vs. Vikings:

Week 18 vs. Packers

Jamaal Williams blasts NFL

Last week, Williams joined Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown and his brother Equanimeous, who is a former teammate of Williams, and Williams said the NFL is “just being weenies” when it comes to fining him for his TD celebrations.

“Honestly, I feel like I’m not doing nothing wrong. They just being weenies,” Williams said.

“I just feel like they’re trying to take my personality away, my joy,” Williams said. “Because now, I literally have to stop doing it. So now, when I score, I’ma literally just gonna sit down and pout, like a little baby or something.”

“They wanna fine me, yet put all that stuff up there, brand it, and put me up there and use it,” Williams said. “But they want to take my money, though. Hmm.”

Bottom Line

Jamaal Williams has a big heart and he clearly has fun playing the game of football. When he scores, he likes to have some fun but the NFL feels like his fun is inappropriate, so they continue to fine him. Moving forward, Williams probably will not be doing too much celebrating after he scores a touchdown and that is a real bummer for the fans.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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