From the don't-they-have-bigger-fish-to-fry department: The NFL continued it's parade of fines from the NFC championship game by fining Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse for throwing the ball he caught to win it in overtime into the CenturyLink Field stands.
Kearse explained it was a knee-jerk reaction to the relief and release he was feeling into that euphoric moment, after he had earlier allowed two passes to clang off his hands for interceptions.
Friday, Kearse got back the ball from the biggest catch of his life.
Scott Shelton, the fan who caught the ball in the stands, delivered it to Kearse inside team headquarters following practice.
Shelton (who reportedly has a criminal past for firearm possession) was also reported to have turned down a memorabilia dealer’s offer of $20,000 for the ball. So what was his reward for returning the ball to Kearse instead?
“I gave him a pair (of my Super Bowl tickets),” Kearse said.
Don't know why, but when Q13 Fox News interviewed Shelton later Friday he claimed he didn't get tickets from Kearse.
Maybe he doesn't want people to know he has the coveted pair. Can't see Kearse making that up.
And, yes, I know Shelton has a criminal record that's been reported for firearms possession. He is due in jail the day after the Super Bowl.