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Report: Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill appealing fine for taunting

Chief wide receiver Tyreek Hill received a $10,026 fine from the NFL for his signature peace sign hand gesture at the end of his 73-yard touchdown catch on Monday night, according to ProFootballTalk.com. Hill, who surpassed 1,000-yards receiving for the second consecutive season on Monday, will appeal the fine, according to the report.

Hill posted a career-high 10 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns in a 54-51 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football at the LA Memorial Coliseum. The performance marked his fourth 100-yards receiving game of the season as well as his fourth multi-touchdown game. He’s already tallied a single-season career-high 11 touchdown receptions through 11 games.

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The fine came as a result of Hill’s personal foul penalty for taunting when the speedster flashed the peace sign at Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner as he crossed the goal line on his fourth-quarter catch-and-run.

Hill, who avoided a fine for climbing into the stands and taking control of a CBS television camera and filming his teammates after a touchdown receptions, has regularly given the peace sign when getting free for a long reception or punt return. This time, the fact that the defender was closing on him seemed to draw the flag.

The Chiefs have a bye this week before playing at the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 2.

Lynn Worthy

Lynn Worthy covers the Kansas City Chiefs and NFL for The Star.

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