Pats' Welker fined for TD antic

Updated: December 24, 2008, 5:23 PM ET
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It seems we've seen the last of Wes Welker's snow angel-making exploits on NFL Sundays.

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Robert E. Klein/Icon SMIThe kid in him got the best of Wes Welker, who was flagged on Sunday, then fined on Wednesday for making a touchdown-inspired snow angel.

The New England Patriots wide receiver has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for exactly that.

"It was a spur of the moment deal, and you can be sure that it won't happen again," Welker was quoted as saying on The Boston Globe's Web site.

Welker was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct Sunday for making a snow angel just beyond the end line after his touchdown in the first half of New England's 47-7 rout of the Arizona Cardinals.

According to The Globe, Welker said he wasn't certain if he'd file an appeal.

League spokesman Corry Rush said Welker was fined for unsportsmanlike conduct for participation in an illegal demonstration by going to the ground.

Following Sunday's victory, Welker said, "I just got a little bit too excited there. I really didn't think it would be a penalty. I wouldn't have done it if I thought it was."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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