Tyreek Hill penalized for using cell phone to selfie his backflip touchdown celebration
Oct 15, 2023, 1:06 PM
(Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill has made a habit of doing backflips in the end zone to celebrate touchdowns.
He found his way to the end zone again in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers and this time got some help from a sideline observer who provided Hill with a cellphone to record the celly.
Tyreek Hill with another TD — and probably yet another fine incoming for borrowing a phone for his selfie-flip celebration. pic.twitter.com/6iE327xRPO
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 15, 2023
The view from the camera was originally posted to X by @NFLUK and then quickly deleted. However, it was captured by others and reposted for all of our viewing pleasure.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 15, 2023
While the NFL has eased some limitations on touchdown and turnover celebrations, props are still illegal and Hill will likely receive a fine for his actions.
Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints busted out a cellphone after a touchdown in 2018 and was fined $30,000. Thomas said his inspiration for the celebration was from Joe Horn who used a cellphone to celebrate a touchdown in 2003.