When it became official that the Cincinnati Bengals would not play their game against the Buffalo Bills following Damar Hamlin’s on-field cardiac arrest, tweaks were made for potential playoff games.
Since the Bengals and Bills both finished with 16 regular season games (the NFL plays a 17-game schedule), the NFL ruled that a potential Bills-Chiefs AFC Championship would be played in Atlanta.
But there was a quirk to it all. A coin flip could have determined the site of a Bengals matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
Joe Mixon mocked that possibility in a touchdown celebration. After scoring against the Ravens Sunday, Mixon pulled a coin from his glove, flipped it and kicked it away.
Mixon was fined $13,261 for the celebration. Former Bengal Chad Johnson offered to pay it, but Mixon has other ideas.
Instead, the Bengals running back wants to have a coin toss of his own to see who will pay the fine, and where the money goes.
“@NFL since y’all all about the coin flipping let’s do this. Let’s have a coin toss to pay this crazy fine for expressing myself,” Mixon tweeted on Friday. “If it’s heads I’ll pay. If it’s tails [NFL commissioner] Roger G[oodell] pay the money to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cincinnati.”
The Bengals and Ravens will still face off in the wild-card round this Sunday, but the coin flip was avoided after the Bengals defeated the Ravens Sunday.
The Bengals and Ravens face off Sunday night at 8:15 p.m. ET.