Football player penalized after 'dog pee' celebration
A college football player has found himself in hot water after a 'dog pee' celebration.
The incident took place when Elijah Moore caught a two-yard touchdown pass, bringing his school, Ole Miss, within a point of Mississippi State. After the catch, the player celebrated by mimicking a dog peeing against a hydrant, lifting a leg at the end zone.
To see the bizarre celebration for yourself, check out the video below:
However, an official was less than impressed by Moore's celebratory action and gave him with a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, forcing the kick to tie the game up back to the 25-yard line. Prior to this, Ole Miss trailed 21-14 with limited time on the clock.
This penalty worked against the team as kicker Luke Logan sprayed the 35-yard attempt, resulting in the Mississippi State winning the 2019 Egg Bowl 21-20.
Had this resulted in a successful kick, the game would have gone into extra time.
However, this isn't the first time an Ole Miss receiver the bizarre celebration. It also happened when the team was competing against Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl in 2017.
During this game, it was conducted by D.K. Metcalf in celebration of his 63-yard touchdown. This too resulted in a 15-yard penalty.
But it appears that the move actually stems from the then New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who used it while competing against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fox commentator Joe Buck labeled it a "classless celebration" at the time.
Needless to say, we doubt it's a move Moore will be pulling out again. In fact, we wouldn't be surprised if it makes one of the many lists of excessive end zone celebrations from college players.
Meanwhile, in other football-related news, another player has hit the headlines after texting singer Bebe Rexha while married.