Bengals CB Vernon Hargreaves III Fined For Coming Onto Field To Celebrate INT During Super Bowl LVI

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One of the most infamous moments of Super Bowl LVI came when Bengals cornerback Vernon Hargraves III, who was inactive for the big game, ran onto the field to celebrate an interception.

Hargreaves, who was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, has been fined $5,555:

The penalty moved the ball from the Bengals’ 20 to their own 10-yard-line with two minutes left in the half. While Cincinnati picked up those yards on its first play of the drive, it was ultimately forced to punt after Joe Burrow was sacked on a third-and-8 play.

Hargreaves was the 11th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft; He spent three seasons in Tampa Bay before he was released by the Buccaneers midway through the 2019 season. He was claimed off waivers by the Texans, where he remained through the 2020 season and into 2021. Hargreaves was claimed off waivers by the Bengals this season after he was waived by Houston after eight games and five starts.