Colts’ Benny LeMay fined for taunting

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The NFL doubled down on the taunting penalty against Indianapolis Colts running back Benny LeMay by slapping him with a fine on Saturday.

After a strong run during the third quarter of the preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers, LeMay did a little flexing to celebrate a good play. A roster bubble player getting excited after a big play should be able to show some emotion right?

Nope. The officials immediately hit LeMay with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The league doubled down and smacked LeMay with a fine of $3,667 on Saturday, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

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For those who haven’t seen it, here is a look at the penalty that cost LeMay.

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Hopefully, this is just an example of the league feeling out the new taunting rule. But if this trend continues into the season, it will be a tough look for the league, especially when the penalties in question are as soft as the one given to LeMay.

Regardless, LeMay will be down a few thousand dollars due to the new rule over taunting.

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