The NFL wasted no time admitting a mistake in penalizing Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah, who went to the ground in Muslim prayer after scoring a touchdown against the Patriots.
Abdullah's touchdown, celebration and ensuing 15-yard penalty happened on Monday night, and by Tuesday morning the NFL was making sure the controversy didn't spread any further than it has, releasing...
Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged 15 yards for unsporstmanlike conduct after returning an interception for a touchdown during the Chiefs 41-14 win over the New England Patriots Monday night. Abdullah knelt to the ground in prayer after the play. Now, the NFL is admitting the referees made a mistake with the call. […]
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The NFL admits that Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah shouldn’t have been penalized for praying in the end zone after returning an interception for a touchdown.
NFL spokesman Michael Signora: "Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct following his 4th-quarter TD.'' — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) September 30, 2014
The NFL admitted on Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for going to the ground after returning an interception for a touchdown against the New England Patriots on Monday. NFL rules prohibit players from going to the ground to celebrate, but there is an exemption for players […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The NFL says Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer in the end zone after an interception.
NFL spokesman Michael Signora wrotes in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday that "the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious...
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The NFL was dubbed the “No fun league” by pundits long ago. We know that generally, touchdown celebrations are frowned upon. But, what if you just got a pick 6 and wanted to give thanks to your religious source.
Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah celebrated his interception return for a touchdown, by going to his knees in prayer. Abdullah was penalized for “unsportsmanlike...
Husain Abdullah is a devout Muslim. He’s also a safety for the Chiefs, and he made a promise to himself if he ever did find himself in the end zone.
“If I get a pick, I’m going to prostrate before God in the end zone,” Abdullah said.
Early in the fourth quarter, Abdullah dropped deep in a zone coverage, read Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s eyes and broke hard, intercepting...
Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was penalized for this post-touchdown prayer. Which is a mistake because there is a prayer exemption in the NFL.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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Husain Abdullah was penalized for going to the ground during his end zone celebration on Monday after returning an interception for a touchdown. Abdullah is Muslim, and he went to the ground to pray after picking off a Tom Brady pass and returning it 39 yards to put the Kansas City Chiefs up 41-7 on […]