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NFL fines Bud Dupree for “sexually suggestive” celebration

Bud Dupree, Case Keenum

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree (48) during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)


Too many hip thrusts cost Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree.

The NFL fined Dupree $12,154 for a “sexually suggestive” celebration of a sack on Sunday. Dupree thrust his hips several times after sacking Vikings quarterback Case Keenum.

Although the league has eased off on celebration fines, anything suggesting sex or violence can still result in a player’s paycheck getting docked. The celebration also could have yielded a 15-yard penalty, but the officials didn’t see it.