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Takkarist McKinley won’t be fined for cussin’ at the NFL Draft

No fines for bad words, the NFL affirms.

NFL: 2017 NFL Draft Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the hand-wringing that followed Takkarist McKinley’s decision to say a very mean bad word at the 2017 NFL Draft, the league won’t fine the Falcons’ new first round pick.

Some were very disturbed by McKinley saying words that most people in the world probably say on a daily basis when they stub their toe, get caught in traffic, or find out someone ate the last slice of deli turkey out of the fridge. Some seemed offended that a man who overcame adversity to become a terrific football player worthy of being drafted in the first round might be a little excited and overwhelmed by the moment, because football players should be crew-cut robots beep boop. Still others...I dunno, took shots at a man for loving his deceased grandmother too much? I can’t keep up with all the really terrible, stupid takes out there.

Takkarist McKinley may or may not be a great football player when all is said and done, but he’s most assuredly not a bad person because he swore at the draft, and I’m glad he’s not being fined. Let us all move on.