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This New NFL Taunting Penalty Is Ridiculous

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The NFL has stated taunting penalties will be a point of emphasis this season, and we may have caught a glimpse of just how bad it could get when Indianapolis Colts running back Benny LeMay got hit with a taunting penalty during the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

LeMay ran up the middle during the third quarter, carrying defenders with him for 14 yards. After getting the first down and then some, he was understandably excited and jumped up as he flexed, but there was nothing excessive in what he did.

But, of course, he was hit with a flag for taunting.

LeMay seemed excited about making a big play, but the official, looking to crack down on something that isn’t even a problem, erased it.


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Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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