Browns WR Andrew Hawkins Scores TD, Obeys Rules by Placing Football on Ground

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 9, 2016

The NFL wants its players to keep their celebrations to a minimum, so Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins did just that.

Days after the league detailed to media which celebrations are and are not allowed, Hawkins found the end zone against the New England Patriots. Rather than break out a dance or jump into the Dawg Pound, the sixth-year wideout deliberately set the football on the ground and walked robotically away.

Welcome to the No Fun League.


Update from Tuesday, Oct. 11

On Monday, Hawkins admitted his robot-like celebration was his way of trolling the NFL, per Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com:

That was the point of the celebration. I thought about it and then when I scored I'm like, alright, I'm just going to do it.

I was glad everyone on the Internet interpreted it the right way because I wasn't sure if they were going to get the joke.

Everything you do gets fined nowadays, right? Me seeing the tape of what not to do -- and I get it, rules are rules -- but I thought it would be funny to do that and troll the whole situation, so that's what I did.

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