Tennessee Titans second-year wide receiver AJ Brown was recently fined by the NFL for throwing the ball into the stands after scoring a touchdown.
In the first quarter of last week’s game against the Indianpolis Colts, Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill connected on a pass with Brown over the middle of the field. The second-year pro did the rest, taking the reception to the end zone on a 69-yard scoring play.
After scoring the touchdown and celebrating with his teammates, Brown throws the ball into the stands. That action is subject to a fine from the league office. According to the NFL, they do not fine players for handing a ball to a fan, only if the ball is thrown or kicked into the stands, which could potentially endanger fans.
AJ Brown Takes to Twitter
Brown took to social media to let his fans and followers know that he was indeed fined. As such, he lightheartedly asks whoever was on the receiving end of his throw to “keep the cycle going.”
“The ball I threw in the stands last week just cost me 7k,” Brown wrote on Twitter. “So whoever got it, please pass it along to your kids and tell them to keep the cycle going 😂😭😭”
Brown even replied to his own tweet saying that he wasn’t laughing in his original tweet, he was actually crying.
I’m not laughing , I’m crying btw😭
— AJ Brown (@Brown1arthur) December 4, 2020
Brown’s big touchdown against the Colts was his eighth receiving touchdowns on the season. That mark matches the number of touchdowns he caught as a rookie. The star wideout has found paydirt in all but two games he has played this season.
The score gave the Titans a 14-7 lead in the divisional matchup. Further, it was a direct answer to Indianapolis, who had scored on their first offensive series of the game. On their first drive of the game, the Titans marched 75 yards down the field and completed the scoring drive with a 12-yard run by running back Derrick Henry.