Former Ohio State star QB Terrelle Pryor made a clutch catch for the Cleveland Browns as they looked for a late touchdown to beat the Baltimore Ravens. But then a penalty doomed the Browns.
With the Browns at the Ravens 30 and down 25-20, Pryor made a catch down to the Ravens’ 10 — but he was called for taunting.
Take a look:
— Down With Damon (@DownWithDamon) September 18, 2016
It looks like Pryor is simply trying to toss the ball toward the official. But he was flagged for the toss as the ball hit a Ravens player.
Because the Ravens were also given a penalty on the play, the penalties offset and the Browns returned to the Ravens’ 30. With an interception on the next play, the Browns lost despite leading 20-0 in the first quarter.
Pryor dropped the ball on the opponent, but I don't like that call as taunting.
Technically it is, but I don't really like it.
— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) September 18, 2016