The NFL has announced that Bucs safety Antoine Winfield Jr. will be fined $7,815 after giving Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill the “peace” sign in the fourth quarter of Tampa Bay’s 31-9 rout of Kansas City in the greatest singular act in Super Bowl history.

Winfield had not been penalized all season, but chose the perfect moment to suffer his first flag of the season. After breaking up a fourth down desperation heave for Hill near the end of the fourth quarter, Winfield crouched down as the wide receiver picked himself up off the grass, flashing the peace sign in his face while grinning ear-to-ear. The move mimicked Hill’s signature deuces sign that he utilized against the Bucs back in Week 12.

After the game, Winfield had this to say.

“The taunting, it was just something I had to do,” Winfield said. “When we played them earlier [this
season], Hill went off on us. He backflipped in front of my face and gave me the peace sign so it
was only right that I gave the peace sign back to him at this moment. It felt amazing to be able
to do that.”

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Chiizy613
5 months ago

I’ll just pay it for him no worries XD

BucWhatYaHeard
Reply to  Chiizy613
5 months ago

A go fund me for the Bucs fans??? Lmao

drdneast
Reply to  BucWhatYaHeard
5 months ago

Beat me to it.

NaplesFan2.0
5 months ago

Crazy AWJ gets a fine and a penalty for after the play, but when Hill does it during the play there is no penalty/fine. Hopefully Hill backflipped his ass home.

Spitfire
Reply to  NaplesFan2.0
5 months ago

My favorite part of Hills backflip is that he almost busted his face. He did it against Denver even worse in terms of flagrantly, look it up. Talk about a terrible role model for kids everywhere. An even worse role model for 3 year old kids with broken arms.

NaplesFan2.0
Reply to  Spitfire
5 months ago

100% agree. Hill is the #1 scumbag in the NFL imo.

ScottC543
5 months ago

So Hill can stick that sign in a guy’s face during a play with no issue but our guy does it after the play and gets fined?

I’d tell the league to kiss my ass.

In fact I do: NFL, kiss my ass!

Bucsrule24
Reply to  ScottC543
5 months ago

I couldn’t agree with you more! You have to wonder what goes through the minds of those boneheads at the NFL. With everything that goes on in a game you fine that,REALLY!

ScottC543
5 months ago

We need to start a Go Fund Me page to pay for this fine. I’ll chip in.

BucWhatYaHeard
5 months ago

We’re gonna have to give pewter report some bigger super chat donations and they can help pay it off. Kidding kidding..In all honesty..that fine is nothing compared to the infamy that image will go down as in our team history. My t shirt should be here early next week.

ScottC543
Reply to  BucWhatYaHeard
5 months ago

Where from? I want one.

Spitfire
5 months ago

Wow, 1st penalty of the season? Winfield really is freaking impressive. I Love this guy. Honestly, that peace sign may have just made him my favorite Defensive player! If they fine him they should fine Hill for backflipping during an active play.

JSW
JSW
5 months ago

Did Tyreek Hill get fined after the week 12 game when he flashed the peace sign in Windfield’s face and backflipped into the endzone? I didn’t hear about any fine for that… So, WHY THE DOUBLE STANDARD? I’m all for sportsmanship and usually distain taunting. However, in this situation it’s and ‘eye for an eye’. Hill’s peace sign was a disrespect of the entire Bucs secondary. Windfield’s peace sign was a reminder to Hill of what you get when you do that!
(Let’s start a GO FUND ME to cover it for him! :))

Last edited 5 months ago by JSW
NaplesFan2.0
Reply to  JSW
5 months ago

In a league where offense sells tickets, the NFL will never penalize superstars.

Fantine56
5 months ago

Set up a GoFundMe account, Antoine.

WeAretheChamps2002+2021
5 months ago

Don’t agree with this unless offensive players are fined for taunting as well.

JSW
JSW
5 months ago

A better idea than the Go Fund Me account, is the T-Shirt idea. Make up a few hundred thousand of those (use the picture at the top of this article). Use the proceeds to pay the fine. I’ll buy one!!!

ScottC543
Reply to  JSW
5 months ago

AP owns that pic. They won’t sell me a copy.

drdneast
Reply to  ScottC543
5 months ago

Bastards!

JSW
JSW
Reply to  JSW
5 months ago

Hey, some ideas for slogans on the T-shirts:
1) “Penalty – 15 yards; Fine – $7,815; REVENGE – Priceless!”
2) “Pirates On Safari”
3) “Cheetahs may be fast, but it don’t mean a thing if you don’t WIN on the FIELD!”
4) With both pictures (week 12 and the above): “Cheetos go fast and leave you with yellow fingers, but in the end there’s nothing like that cheesy crunch!!!”

PatrioticChief
Reply to  JSW
5 months ago

I liked that first tone.

carshore
5 months ago

BullSh-t!!

Mr. Incredible
5 months ago

Was it exactly $7815 so it would look like they put some deep thought into the gravity of the violation. What a farce.

drdneast
Reply to  Mr. Incredible
5 months ago

All Antoine was doing was reminding Hill how many Lombardi trophies the Bucs have. How is that taunting.
I love the toughness and swag of this defense which started when JPP and Suh came aboard. No more nice gentle McCoy’s in the locker room and no more apologizing after you hit someone.

BucHarbour
5 months ago

If I were him, I’d appeal the fine based on the fact that Hill did that, plus the back flip, to him in week 12 and didn’t get a fine, nor a penalty. And that was a nationally televised game as well. NFL needs to either fine this stuff every time it happens, or not at all. Don’t pick or choose. It’s not like they can’t see this stuff anytime it happens, thereby catching all of it.

compewterpirate
5 months ago

Utter hypocrisy and double standards by the NFL. Was Hill fined for the original backflip and two-fingered ‘peace sign’ taunting? No!

Like other posters I would absolutely chip in for a ‘Go Fund Me’ to pay his fine.

Either way, this will remain one of the iconic abiding memories of the Super Bowl win. Antoine Winfield Jnr = legend! They should make a T-shirt of it!

Last edited 5 months ago by compewterpirate
Dman
5 months ago

The NFL is a joke.

fredster
5 months ago

Was 7815.00 well spent LOL. I thought it was hilarious actually and not mean spirited. Plus game was over.

surferdudes
5 months ago

Just shows the bias against defensive players. Don’t want them showing up an offensive player. Just like you can stiff arm a defensive player with a punch to the face mask bending their head’s clear back, and it’s not a penalty. How much would the fine have been if he did a back flip first?

SenileSenior
5 months ago

Either a GoFundMe site or a T-shirt sale would be good. Find a T-shirt artist to create the appropriate image as the event is not proprietary. The sale of ten thousand should be enough to cover the fine and buy Winfield and entourage a dinner night at Bern’s as well.
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tnew
5 months ago

The NFL is fining players for making the peace sign! I didn’t know they were so pro-war. Seriously, I’m ok with this ONLY if Hill gets the same treatment. Won’t happen because Hill is liked and will be continued to be promoted by the NFL because he is so “entertaining”.