Jets’ Willie Colon flagged for 15-yard penalty … while on IR

Willie Colon was hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Sunday, even though he's out for the year.
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Here’s something that probably doesn’t happen too often in the NFL. 

New York Jets guard Willie Colon is on injured reserve with a knee injury, but he found a way to hurt his team on Sunday despite being out for the year. After Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick found Eric Decker for a 17-yard gain in the second quarter, Colon started talking trash to New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. 

Colon was then flagged for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, negating the gain. It may not be the first time a player has been flagged while on injured reserve, but it certainly doesn’t happen very often.

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