Michael Thomas reportedly fined $30K for cellphone celebration

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New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas honored Joe Horn with a cellphone celebration following his game-sealing touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams. Now he’s going to pay for it.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the NFL fined Thomas $30,000 for using the phone as a prop, and for having a mobile device in the bench area.

For what it’s worth, Thomas might not care. He likely knew his action would spark a fine, and he set it all up well before the game anyway. It’s also worth pointing out that Horn, the man whom Thomas honored with the celebration, was very touched by the gesture.

And in the end, assuming the NFL doesn’t reduce the fine upon appeal, the money Thomas will give to the league will end up going to a good cause.