IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has been fined $7,875
by the NFL for a throat-slashing gesture that resulted in an unsportsmanlike
conduct penalty last week against St. Louis.
Bryant made the gesture while celebrating a 2-yard touchdown catch from Tony
Romo for the first Dallas score in a 31-7 victory against the Rams on Sunday.
The receiver ran to the middle of the end zone after the catch and raised his
arms to make an ``X'' before the slashing gesture.
Coach Jason Garrett says Bryant ran directly to him after the penalty was
called and apologized.
The penalty was assessed on the kickoff, and the Rams ended up starting at
their 20 after a holding call on the return.
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