The NFL has fined Indianapolis Colts rookie guard Quenton Nelson $26,739 for leading with his helmet on a play that went viral on Twitter.
Colts got so much attention for Quenton Nelson’s screaming block vs. Jacksonville – see Twitter – that the NFL fined Indianapolis’ first-round pick $26,739 for leading with his helmet, per source. Nelson is appealing the fine from the play on which no penalty was called. pic.twitter.com/s82oQuIkoO
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 16, 2018
The Colts had taken the audio of Nelson screaming from another play and added it to the play where the No. 6 pick in this year’s draft pulled and flattened Jacksonville Jaguarssafety Barry Church into the ground on a Marlon Mack run.
Colts guard Quenton Nelson’s battle cry is awesome… 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/ICbtuvTm5s
— RedZone.bet (@GoRedZone) November 13, 2018
The scream came from a play where Nelson was acting as a decoy on an Andrew Luck bootleg.
The team has since taken down the tweet, however there was no penalty on the play. The Colts should pay for the fine. They’re the ones who instigated the whole thing.
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