Von Miller is not only one the league’s best linebackers playing on one of the league’s best defenses, he’s apparently a huge Key & Peele fan. At least based on his sack dance against the Chiefs, which is based on Hingle McCringleberry’s touchdown celebration.
Because everybody knows two pumps is perfectly legal during an on-field celebration — it’s three pumps that will earn you a flag. Proof below (around the 20-second mark):
The best part: this line from the 9News.com story on Miller’s fine: “Miller used only two pumps following his sacks against Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith in week 2 and Detroit’s Matthew Stafford in week 3.”
Neither celebration drew a penalty (upside: the officials knew the two-pump rule) and Miller wasn’t fined for a roughing-the-passer penalty he earned earlier in the game.
Von Miller was fined for his Key & Peele-inspired sack dance. (NFL/Comedy Central)