NFL Reveals Punishment for Joe Mixon's Coin Toss Celebration

Adam Taylor McKillop
The NFL revealed a punishment for Joe Mixon's coin toss celebration.
The NFL revealed a punishment for Joe Mixon's coin toss celebration. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon pulled out one of the best touchdown celebrations of all time in Week 18. The dynamic playmaker pulled a coin out of his sock, and proceeded to flip it, after scoring the first touchdown in Cincinnati's regular season finale against the Baltimore Ravens.

The celebration was an obvious shade meant for the league office, who decided a coin toss would decide home-field advantage if the Ravens beat the Bengals in Week 18 and the two sides proceeded to match up during Wild Card Weekend.

Cincinnati refuted the need for this coin toss with their Week 18 win, but now the league office has handed down a punishment for Mixon's celebration.

The league rules specifically "prohibit the use of props" and will hand Mixon a monetary fine as a result. The star running back already indicated his plans to appeal the punishment.

For any Bengals fans living under a rock, below is a video of Mixon's epic celebration.

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