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Von Miller fined $11,567 for celebratory pelvic thrusts

Von Miller


Broncos linebacker Von Miller avoided a fine after being penalized for roughing the passer against the Lions last Sunday night, but he did hear from the league this week.

The NFL has confirmed that Miller was fined $11,567 for unsportsmanlike conduct due to the moves he showed off after the Broncos dropped Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during the 24-12 victory. Miller performed a couple of pelvic thrusts that will be familiar to fans of Key and Peele (or, for those of an older vintage, reminiscent of Ravishing Rick Rude).

The league also confirmed that wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was not fined after receiving a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Thomas beat out Darius Slay for a ball that turned into a 45-yard touchdown catch and drew the flag after backpedaling into the end zone.

Mike Klis of KUSA reports that defensive tackle Sylvester Williams has been fined $8,671 after being penalized for unnecessary roughness for a hit on Stafford.