NFL fines Titans safety for celebrating on Cowboys’ logo
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The NFL has fined Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard $10,026 for celebrating his end-zone interception on the Dallas Cowboys star logo at midfield.
Byard said Friday the fine was actually worth it as the interception helped change momentum by denying the Cowboys a possible touchdown. The Titans outscored the Cowboys 28-7 after the interception en route to a 28-14 victory Monday night.
“I actually kind of expected it to be more with all the crazy fines that are going on in the league right now,” Byard said. “I expected it to be more than $10,000. But I feel like it was worth it. I kind of knew it was coming, but I didn’t know the amount. ... It was a momentum changer. If it was $10,000 it was worth it, because I’ll make that up on the back end.”
The 2017 All-Pro safety copied what Terrell Owens did 18 years ago in a win over the Cowboys in the old Texas Stadium. The interception was the second this season for Byard and his 10th since the start of the 2017 season.