Look, we get it: playing football is tiring work. But perhaps the field of play is not the best place for a nap, am I right?
Stedman Bailey of the St. Louis Rams had just scored on a pass from Nick Foles to help the Rams to a victory over the Arizona Cardinals, and decided to offer up his own celebration: a quiet, respectful nap. Technically, it should have drawn a flag, since you’re not allowed to use the ball as a prop or go to the ground in celebrations—an asinine rule that has no real purpose other than to quash fun.
Fox Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira believes it will cost Bailey $8,681 for his little nap, and if the NFL does levy that fine, Rams fans should start a Kickstarter to pay the fine:
There’s a reason they “play” this “game”…it’s supposed to have at least a tiny measure of fun. Don’t fine Bailey, NFL. Let the man catch some shuteye in peace.
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