NFL fines Bengals CB Vernon Hargreaves for uncommon penalty throughout Tremendous Bowl finish zone celebration



Bengals cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III has been fined $5,555 for coming off the bench to have fun an interception throughout Cincinnati’s 23-20 loss to the Rams in Tremendous Bowl LVI. Hargreaves, who was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, ran off the sideline following Jessie Bates III’s interception of Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford close to the tip of the primary half. 

The penalty moved the ball from the Bengals‘ 20 to their very own 10-yard-line with two minutes left within the half. Whereas Cincinnati picked up these yards on its first performs of the drive, it was finally pressured to punt after Joe Burrow was sacked on a third-and-8 play with beneath a minute left till intermission. 

“An absence of self-discipline,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor mentioned of Hargreaves’ celebration.

The eleventh general choose within the 2016 NFL Draft, Hargreaves spent three-plus seasons in Tampa earlier than he was launched by the Buccaneers halfway by the 2019 season. He was claimed off waivers by the Texans, the place he remained by the 2020 season and into the 2021 marketing campaign. Hargreaves was claimed off waivers by the Bengals this season after he was waived by Houston after eight video games and 5 begins. 

Hargreaves made one begin throughout his 4 common season video games with the Bengals this previous season. He was inactive throughout Tremendous Bowl LVI. 



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