Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was fined $7,875 by the NFL for making a throat-slashing gesture after scoring a touchdown last Sunday in a 31-7 win over the St. Louis Rams, ESPNDallas.com reported Wednesday.
Bryant received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during the game and later said he made a mistake. He normally celebrates touchdowns by making an X signal.
"I shouldn't have done it anyway," Bryant said. "I never put anything with the X. Do the X and go on."
Despite acknowledging that he did in fact make the throat-slashing gesture, Bryant said he would appeal the fine.
The 24-year-old Bryant has 17 receptions for 201 yards and two touchdowns this season, including four catches for 38 yards against the Rams.