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Dalvin Cook Gets Bogus Fine From NFL After Week 6 Touchdown

Isaiah De Los Santos
Minnesota Vikings star Dalvin Cook has received an absurd fine from the NFL after his Week 6 touchdown celebration.
Minnesota Vikings star Dalvin Cook has received an absurd fine from the NFL after his Week 6 touchdown celebration. / (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
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The Minnesota Vikings needed someone to step up late in Week 6 to make sure they came away with the win. Dalvin Cook answered in a huge way, ripping off a 53-yard touchdown run that put Minnesota ahead for good with time winding down in the fourth quarter.

However, Cook has now been disciplined by the NFL for the way he celebrated his game-winning score.

The league office has fined Cook $7,426 for tossing the ball into the stands after finding the endzone. There is a rule against this type of celebration in the operations handbook, which also includes a $12,731 infraction for a second offense.

Once again, this is a case of the No Fun League striking down any kind of extracurricular activities that fans love. Cook's celebration was the perfect way to punctuate his clutch touchdown run, and it did absolutely no harm to anyone -- except maybe brusie the egos of Miami Dolphins fans and players.

The NFL continues to crack down on players showing any kind of personality while on the field. Hopefully this is one of a few areas that will be looked at in the offseason for potential changes.

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