Allen Lazard, a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, blocked three Miami Dolphins defenders on the same play on Christmas Day. He counted them all in celebration, which resulted in a $10,609 punishment. But when the fine was ultimately canceled, Lazard could only laugh.
Lazard made the decision to file an appeal after the NFL issued the initial sanction. Lazard tweeted the outcome of the appeal after learning of it. Lazard had to crack jokes because the appeal overturned the original fine and he didn’t have to pay anything.
The Packers eventually defeated the Dolphins 26-20 in that matchup. Green Bay’s top receiver, Lazard, hauled in five passes for 61 yards. Lazard finished second on the club in receiving touchdowns with six while leading the Packers in receptions (60) and receiving yards (788) over the course of the whole season.
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Allen Lazard’s offseason got off to a good start with the cancellation of his fine, but there is still much work to be done. He’ll be trying to make money as a free agent. Lazard likely demands a compensation increase and possibly more opportunities to oversee a receiving room, whether with the Packers or another team.
$10,609 is pennies compared to the contract Lazard will receive. Lazard was nonetheless given justice, and his magnificent block is now unblemished. Lazard will attempt to laugh all the way to the bank when he seeks his next team in NFL free agency now that he is a little bit wealthier. The Packers are hoping he chooses their city.