NFL Says Kansas City Chiefs Player Shouldn’t Have Been Penalized for Prayer

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PHOTO: Husain Abdullah, of a Kansas City Chiefs, celebrates a touchdown in a diversion opposite a New England Patriots, Sept. 29, 2014.

The Kansas City Chiefs actor who was penalized after kneeling to urge in a finish section Monday night should not have been flagged, an NFL orator pronounced today.

Kansas City Chiefs’ reserve Husain Abdullah, a righteous Muslim, was penalized 15 yards for “unsportsmanlike conduct” after he kneeled in prayer. He had run 39 yards for a touchdown in a fourth entertain in a team’s 41-14 feat over a New England Patriots during Arrowhead Stadium.

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“Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike control following his fourth entertain touchdown,” NFL orator Brian McCarthy told ABC News in a statement.

He pronounced he NFL’s Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 (d) states “players are taboo from enchanting in any celebrations or demonstrations while on a ground.”

“However, a officiating automechanic in this conditions is not to dwindle a actor who goes to a belligerent as partial of eremite expression, and as a result, there should have been no chastisement on a play,” a NFL’s matter read.

Abdullah speculated to a Kansas City Star that a arbitrate might not have favourite that he slid on both knees.

Here are some NFL players who weren’t penalized for kneeling:

1. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

PHOTO: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) kneels down after scoring a rushing touchdown opposite Tampa Bay in a second entertain of Washingtons 24-22 win during Raymond James Stadium, Sept. 30, 2012, in Tampa Bay, Fla.

2. Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos

PHOTO: Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow celebrates his 80 yd touchdown pass to kick a Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in a initial turn of a AFC playoffs, Jan. 8, 2012, during Sports Authority Field during Mile High in Denver.

3. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

PHOTO: Brandon Marshall #15 of a Chicago Bears kneels during a behind of a finish section after scoring a touchdown opposite a Arizona Cardinals during University of Phoenix Stadium, Dec. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz.

4. James Jones, Green Bay Packers

PHOTO: James Jones #89 of a Green Bay Packers kneels to urge after creation a touchdown accepting opposite a Minnesota Vikings during a diversion during Lambeau Field, Dec. 2, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis.

5. Greg Jennings, Minnesota Vikings

PHOTO: Greg Jennings #15 of a Minnesota Vikings celebrates a touchdown during a initial entertain of a diversion opposite a Philadelphia Eagles, Dec. 15, 2013, during Mall of America Field during a Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis.

6. Nate Washington, Tennessee Titans

PHOTO: Nate Washington #85 of a Tennessee Titans kneels down after throwing a touchdown pass in a initial half opposite a Oakland Raiders during a NFL deteriorate opener during LP Field, Sept. 12, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.

7. Domenik Hixon, New York Giants

PHOTO: Domenik Hixon #87 of a New York Giants kneels in a endzone after his touchdown opposite a St. Louis Rams, Sept. 19, 2011, during MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants degraded a Rams 28-16.

8. Plaxico Burress, New York Giants

PHOTO: Plaxico Burress #17 of a New York Giants kneels only outward a finish section after he scored on a touchdown accepting opposite a New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLII, Feb. 3, 2008, during a University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

9. Eddie Royal, Denver Broncos

PHOTO: The Denver Broncos Eddie Royal kneels in a finish section after scoring his 2nd runback for a touchdown vs. a San Diego Chargers during Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Oct. 19, 2009.

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