Seahawks’ Kearse fined for throwing game-winning TD ball into crowd

That's one expensive throw.

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Apparently, winning the NFC championship game can cost you.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse launched his team into the Super Bowl when he pulled down the game-winning touchdown pass from Russell Wilson in overtime against the Green Bay Packers. Kearse then stood up and launched the football he just grabbed into the stands.

"That throw … it was more so just a sigh of just frustration," Kearse said a day after the game. "Just letting a lot of frustration throughout that game out. I just tried to throw it as far as possible. It was just something that happened in the moment."

Not cool, says the NFL.

FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo reported that the league fined Kearse $5,512 (what a strange total) on Friday for his act of exuberance. But why? Apparently, it’s a crowd-control issue.