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Costly celebration

SANTONIO Holmes' last-minute touchdown catch won the Super Bowl for the Pittsburgh Steelers but cost him US$10,000. The NFL fined Holmes for using the football as a prop during his post-catch celebration, which came well after the play ended. Holmes, impersonating NBA star LeBron James' pregame ritual of tossing powder into the air, shook the football and tossed it after his 6-yard scoring catch with 35 seconds left sealed Pittsburgh's 27-23 win over Arizona. The Steelers were not penalized for celebration, apparently because officials were getting ready for the point-after attempt and did not see Holmes' display. But NFL vice president of officiating Mike Pereira said the celebration should have drawn a 15-yard penalty on the following kickoff.


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