Santana Moss on Excessive Touchdown Celebration Penalty: ‘I Don't Care'

Ryan Wilson

by Ryan Wilson

Yesterday I mentioned that Santana Moss got slapped with a post-touchdown excessive touchdown celebration penalty after he thought it would be great fun to use a towel to clean his shoes in the end zone. Everybody knows that a towel is considered a prop.

Okay, nobody knew that, but anytime someone scores a touchdown and lingers in the end zone, there's a pretty good chance it'll draw a flag. I'm not saying it's right, that's just how Roger Goodell rolls. In Moss' case, the offense was particularly idiotic because a) the Redskins were battling for their playoff lives, and b) they were trailing the sad-sack Bengals 17-6 at the time.

Washington would go on to lose, prompting Jim Zorn to call himself the "worst coach in America." Moss, who was probably also embarrassed by the loss, was indifferent about the end zone penalty.

"I don't care, I really don't care," he said, when asked if he knew his celebration would draw a flag. "We needed something, something to boost us, and we had a touchdown so I was feeling real good, you know what I'm saying? Other than that, I really don't care about it. What we needed to do is keep scoring."

Not caring aside, Moss is right: the Redskins needed to keep scoring. Unfortunately, they couldn't muster much offense against an injury-ravaged one-win team, which tells you all you need to know about the current state of Washington's offense. Godspeed, Bill Cowher.

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