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NFL slaps Packers’ Allen Lazard with $10k fine for taunting, WR says rebuke ‘very contradictory’

Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard is having a great season in his fifth year in Green Bay.

During the Christmas Day game in Miami, Lazard took out three Dolphins defenders in one block. He then proceeded to celebrate by looking back at the pile of players on the grass and counting to one. . . two . . . Three.

The NFL responded by fining Lazard $10,609, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.

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Allen Lazard #13 of the Green Bay Packers watches halftime against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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Lazard also pointed out the respective directions of the Dolphins players while they were still on the ground. The wide out was not called by the umpires.

Another wide receiver was fined earlier this season for a similar act.

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Eagles professional bowler AJ Brown was fined $10,000 after pointing the finger at the opposing team in a Week 8 game. Brown racked up three touchdowns on the day.

Allen Lazard #13 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a touchdown with Aaron Rodgers #12 during the first half of the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on September 18, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Allen Lazard #13 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a touchdown with Aaron Rodgers #12 during the first half of the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on September 18, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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Shortly after the play, the Packers shared a video on Twitter of the highlight play.

Pro Football Talk also reported that Lazard plans to appeal the fine.

Lazard expressed his frustration over the punishment when speaking to reporters.

«I think it doesn’t make sense to highlight a work and use it on your social media platforms to give it more attention but also to have a negative connotation. It’s very contradictory.»

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates with wide receiver Allen Lazard (13) after setting the franchise record for most TD passes in the first quarter during the game against the Cleveland Browns in Lambeau Field.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates with wide receiver Allen Lazard (13) after setting the franchise record for most TD passes in the first quarter during the game against the Cleveland Browns in Lambeau Field.
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers praised Lazard’s blocking, which turned out to be one of the key plays that helped lead Green Bay to victory over Miami.

«He’s been doing this for a long time, so it’s nothing new,» Rodgers said Wednesday. «With all due respect to Allen, we’re not surprised by that. We’re not. We’re excited about it, but we’re not surprised.»

Lazard leads the team with 688 yards and is tied for second with a career-high five touchdowns on 51 receptions.

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«They love it because it brings more attention to the NFL and the fans enjoy it, but they kind of don’t approve of it,» Lazard added. «It’s very contradictory.»