New England Patriots Super Bowl Champs

Watson Fined for $10,000 Prop Gag

From: ProFootballTalk.com

After Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson scored a touchdown in the team’s 24-21 victory at Seattle in Week Fourteen, he put the football under his jersey, in honor of his pregnant wife.

And Watson will now have $10,000 less to spend on decorating the baby’s room.

Because Watson used the ball as a prop, he’s been fined.

“I have a baby due February 1st,” Watson said after the game, according to the Boston Herald. “It was a little shout-out to my wife back home in New England. It wasn’t worth getting a penalty. I didn’t know that I would get a flag. . . . I wasn’t trying to taunt anybody. That was just to her. It will be a little baby girl.”

Fine, but the rules don’t get any more clear than they currently are — use of ball as a prop equals 15 yards plus 10 grand, every time.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Patriots Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Leave a Reply