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Carson Palmer Fined $11,576 for Gesture vs. Seahawks: Latest Details, Reaction

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistNovember 20, 2015

Nov 15, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws a pass against the Seattle Seahawks during a NFL football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has fined Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson PalmerΒ $11,576 for unsportsmanlike conduct after the signal-caller made what was perceived to be a lewd gesture toward the crowd during last Sunday's 39-32 win over the Seattle Seahawks, according to ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss.

The action in question was reportedly a pelvic thrust toward spectators in the stands at CenturyLink Field, but Palmer has gone on the record to explain why he made the motion.

"I had my buddies in the sideline, right four or five rows up," Palmer said, according to Weinfuss. "I saw them pretty excited and [that] got me excited to see them excited."

Palmer's excitement evidently stemmed from a 48-yard touchdown run by Andre Ellington, who put the Cardinals up 10 points after Chandler Catanzaro's extra point with just under two minutes to play.

With the minor incident resolved, Palmer and the 7-2 Cardinals can turn their attention to the 8-1 Cincinnati Bengals, who are slated to travel to Glendale for a showdown on Sunday Night FootballΒ at 8:30 p.m. ET.

When Palmer squares off against his former team, the Cardinals will be looking to capture a fourth straight win and hand the Bengals consecutive losses following a Monday night debacle versus the Houston Texans.

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