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Bryant's Unsportsman-like Conduct Penalty

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by danielofthesaints, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. danielofthesaints

    danielofthesaints Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone ever get an explanation on to why they penalized him? I would hope "Throwing up the X" wasn't the case, because they didn't call that in KC.
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    He did the throat slash move after the X.

    The throat slash move is a no no and he should know better.
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    He was called when he made a slashing motion across his neck. Personally I think that was a bit ticky tacky on the refs but bottom line don't do that after a TD
  4. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Act like you've been there before....
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  5. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    Throat slashing gesture was unnecessary, Dez should know better than that.
  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I don't think it should be a penalty but it is and I was hoping he did it so quick that nobody saw it.

    It didn't cost them anything though as the Rams were flagged for holding on the kick return.
  7. DanManJ

    DanManJ Active Member

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    That rule is stupid. Its not like he is making the move as a malicious action but instead using it to refer to the situation as being over. People in the sports world make that gesture all the time and the fact that it is penalized as if he is referring to an actual throat slit is ridiculous.

    But all in all a rule is a rule and he should know not to do that.
  8. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member

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    They where speaking to Dez when he came off the field and he was shaking his head like, yeah I know I screwed up.
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree but I hope he and others are on the team to be smart enough not to do it. It cost you 15 so don't do it. I'm not getting on Dez over this but if he was unsure before about making the slashing motion he knows now.
  10. danielofthesaints

    danielofthesaints Well-Known Member

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    gotcha. i was too busy throwing up the X myself that I didnt recognize him doing the throat slash gesture.
  11. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    NFL has specifically banned throat slash gesture for years now. Bryant should know better. Coaches should make sure he knows better.
  12. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Has Church been doing it as well?

    Thought I saw one week 1.
  13. anava

    anava Well-Known Member

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    It seemed more like when people say "it's over, that's a wrap" gesture to me more than a throat slash. But i'm sure the refs couldnt tell what it was....
  14. tommydo08

    tommydo08 Member

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    Garrett had a little talk with him after the penalty.
  15. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I saw him make the X but I missed him doing the throat slash gesture. The audio from the penalty clearly said it was for making the throat slash gesture.
  16. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    Well, he did shove Finnegan flat to the ground as if he was lying in a grave :)
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  17. Titleist

    Titleist Well-Known Member

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    That was a complete flop by Finnegan. Obviously trying his best to get an offensive PI call.
  18. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    I played basketball in college and we practice flopping alot. That was a total flop. Glad it wasn't called.
  19. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Dumb penalty by Dez, but did you notice what happened next? Bailey's kickoff travelled 75 yards! Then, with the ensuing penalty, the outcome was basically a touchback.

    That was a critical part of the game.
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  20. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. There is a world of difference between what he did, and an actual throat slash gesture.
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