Baker Mayfield fined $10K for 'lewd' TD celebration, report says

Baker Mayfield
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The NFL has fined Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield $10,026 for pretending “to expose his privates” after a touchdown against the Bengals in Week 16, according to Cleveland.com.

The incident happened after a short touchdown pass to tight end Darren Fells in the second quarter of the Browns’ 26-18 win. Mayfield ran down the Cleveland sideline, found offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, then pretended to … do something. The NFL deemed it “unsportsmanlike conduct.” See for yourself around the 18-second mark in the video.

Mayfield told reporters earlier this week he didn’t remember the incident.

“I don’t know,” he said. “We have a lot of stuff within the locker room, what we have going on in the offense. Lot of inside jokes. Who knows what it was?” 

It’s only been a little more than a year since Mayfield was benched for the start of his Senior Day game at Oklahoma because he’d grabbed his crotch during a game the previous week.