Looks like Super Bowl XLIII MVP WR Santonio Holmes is going to be missing a little cash following being fined $10,000 for using the ball as a prop after the game-winning TD.
A fine for using the ball as a prop is standard procedure, but one thing that still remains a sore spot with the Cardinals is why was Holmes not flagged on the play.
If a player uses the ball as a prop, the team takes a 15-yard penalty, and the player takes a $10,000 hit. V.P. of officiating Mike Pereira did say in the days after the game that a flag should have been thrown, but that the celebration occurred so long after the play that the officials didn’t notice it.
A flag would have meant that the Steelers would have kicked off from the 15-yard line, meaning that the Cards could have probably had a better shot in that final drive.