Michael Thomas Calls Fine for Unsportsmanlike Conduct 'Child Support'

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 14, 2018

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) reacts after a completion in the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. The Saints won 43-19. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas commented Saturday on Twitter after being fined by the NFL.

According to Nick Underhill of The Advocate, Thomas was fined $10,026 for unsportsmanlike conduct during Monday's 43-19 win over the Washington Redskins.

Thomas tweeted the following response:

He then had an exchange with teammate Alvin Kamara that would seem to indicate Thomas was referring to himself as the Redskins' "father" following Monday's lopsided victory:

The fine stemmed from Thomas taunting Redskins cornerback Josh Norman during a 62-yard touchdown catch by Tre'Quan Smith, which gave quarterback Drew Brees the all-time NFL passing yardage record.

Thomas and Norman then exchanged barbs on Twitter, but Norman later deleted all of his tweets.

While Thomas had a modest four catches for 74 yards against Washington, he is enjoying a huge season overall with 46 grabs for 519 yards and three touchdowns.

Thomas and the 4-1 Saints have a bye this week before returning to action against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7.

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