The NFL has fined Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. for taunting Kansas City Chiefs’ wide receiver Tyreek Hill during Super Bowl LV, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
The NFL fined #Bucs CB Antoine Winfield Jr. $7,815 for mocking Tyreek Hill’s signature peace sign after a late fourth-down stop in Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl win.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 13, 2021
The fine is for $7,815, Pelissero reports.
The incident occurred in the fourth quarter of the game. After the Chiefs failed to convert a fourth down, Winfield held a peace sign in front of Hill’s face. The gesture referenced the teams’ game in November, when Hill flashed a peace sign to Winfield, who was the nearest defender as he caught a 75-yard touchdown pass.
After the game, Winfield did not appear to have any remorse for his actions, saying it was “something I just had to do.”
Antoine Winfield Jr:”The taunting,it was something I had to do.When we played them earlier (Tyreek)Hill went off on us.He back-flipped in front of my face and gave me the peace sign. So it was only right I gave him the peace sign right back. It felt amazing to be able to do that” pic.twitter.com/BxTuSqJ5ot
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) February 8, 2021