Report: Prescott fined $25K for praising fans who threw debris at refs
The NFL handed Dak Prescott a $25,000 fine after the Dallas Cowboys quarterback applauded fans who threw debris at officials following Sunday's wild-card loss to the San Francisco 49ers, sources told Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
When informed postgame that spectators had thrown objects at the referees and not Cowboys players, Prescott said, "Credit to them, then."
Prescott said he "deeply" regretted his comments in an apology Tuesday.
"I was caught up in the emotion of a disappointing loss and my words were uncalled for and unfair," tweeted Prescott.
The Cowboys-49ers playoff matchup ended in controversy. Prescott ran a draw play with 14 seconds remaining in the game but was unable to spike the ball for a chance at a Hail Mary after his collision with an official attempting to spot the ball caused a crucial delay.
Dallas also received a playoff-record tying 14 penalties in the 23-17 defeat.