During the Minnesota Vikings’ 24-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins this past Sunday, it was a homecoming for Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.
Having grown up in Miami and played his college football at Florida State, Cook had been dominant since his college days playing against Florida teams in his home state.
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He had only not rushed for a touchdown once and had never rushed for less than 110 yards and it appeared that he was in for a big game.
In the fourth quarter, Cook had his only really good play of the game with a 53-yard touchdown run that ended up sealing the win for the Vikings.
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On the play, he celebrated by throwing the ball into the stands, which he was subsequently fined for this week by the NFL.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Cook was fined $7,426 for the excessive celebration.
The fine is standard operating procedure, as the league does not want players throwing or kicking the ball into the stands to prevent fans from trying to fight over it. A second offense would cost Cook $12,731.
Quite an expensive touchdown celebration for Cook.