Titans safety Kevin Byard is facing a $10,026 fine for celebrating on the Cowboys’ star at midfield during Monday’s game, according to ESPN.
Here’s the cost of stomping on the star: NFL fined Titans’ safety Kevin Byard $10,026 for stomping on the Cowboys’ star at midfield of Monday night’s game, per source. pic.twitter.com/EJXYK1iIdc
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 9, 2018
Byard celebrated an interception during the team’s 28-14 victory over Dallas by running to the 50-yard line at AT&T Stadium and dancing with his teammates on the Cowboys’ star logo.
The 25-year-old safety said he met with coach Mike Vrabel on Tuesday about his actions during the game after Vrabel expressed disappointment in the celebration.
“Some people loved it, some didn’t, but the main thing is the head coach didn’t like it, and that’s the most important thing,” Byard told reporters Wednesday, via the team’s website. “I am more concerned with the trust and the way my head coach and my teammates view me. Those guys know that I am not a selfish person, and I understand that act looked selfish and that’s why we had a talk about that.
“I don’t want to be in the doghouse, or end up in the doghouse over a celebration. But we’re good. We’re good.”
Byard’s dancing on the star logo was reminiscent of former 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens, who celebrated in a similar way on the star twice in a game against the Cowboys during the 2000 season.