Vernon Davis gets hit with silly excessive celebration flag (video)

The NFL continued its war against player celebrations in Week 6 by throwing a flag at Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis.

Davis, experiencing a resurgence while playing in place of Jordan Reed, scored a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles and took his celebration in a reserved manner.

He still received a slap on the hand:

Emulating a jump shot is apparently a big deal for the NFL. So big, in fact, the league didn’t mind that the flag had an impact on the game:

Philadelphia’s Wendell Smallwood returned the kick more than 80 yards for a score, meaning Davis’ touchdown didn’t end up meaning much.

The reaction:

Washington had a 24-14 lead regardless, but the point here is simple—the NFL will force its players to get in line or have those players cost their teams points, if not games.

For better or worse, just another day in the NFL.

Chris Roling

About Chris Roling

Chris is an Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism graduate and associate editor here at TSD. He also covers breaking news and the NFL at Bleacher Report and resides in Athens (OH) with his wife and two dogs.