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TexanAlmighty
12-19-2005, 08:39 AM
DALLAS Dec 19, 2005 Mavericks guard Darrell Armstrong was so happy his beloved Washington Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys that he grabbed a microphone before Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and hollered, "How 'bout those Redskins!"

It's going to cost him $1,000.

Dallas coach Avery Johnson announced the fine during his postgame news conference and team owner Mark Cuban later verified it was legit, much to the chagrin of a disbelieving Armstrong. The money will all go to charity, with Johnson saying the Cowboys would decide the recipient.


The Redskins wrapped up a 35-7 victory over the Cowboys shortly before the Mavericks left the locker room to play the Timberwolves.

As part of the pregame ceremonies, guard Devin Harris wished the crowd a happy holiday. Then Armstrong, who wasn't scheduled to speak, asked for the microphone. He added his holiday wishes, then made his fine-inducing proclamation, a twist on a famous line by former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson.

A mixture of laughter and boos followed, even from German import Dirk Nowitzki. Cuban laughed, too, and joked with Armstrong about it when he returned to the bench.


http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory?id=1420418

edo783
12-19-2005, 10:48 AM
That's pretty low to fine him. Redskins should pick up the tab for him.

texan279
12-19-2005, 02:45 PM
LINK (http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/5179562)

I saw the clip this morning on ESPN and thought it was pretty funny, can't believe he was fined for doing it though, at least it goes to charity...


DALLAS (AP) - Mavericks guard Darrell Armstrong was so happy his beloved Washington Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys that he grabbed a microphone before Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and hollered, "How 'bout those Redskins!"

It's going to cost him $1,000.

Dallas coach Avery Johnson announced the fine during his postgame news conference and team owner Mark Cuban later verified it was legit, much to the chagrin of a disbelieving Armstrong. The money will all go to charity, with Johnson saying the Cowboys would decide the recipient.

Kaiser Toro
12-19-2005, 02:50 PM
Pretty dern funny, but aloof to his market.

Huge
12-19-2005, 04:24 PM
I thought it was hilarious.