R. Bush Fined $5,000 for Taunting
MIAMI--The NFL fined New Orleans Saints tailback Reggie Bush $5,000 for taunting Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher during the NFC championship game.
Bush pointed his finger at Urlacher just before crossing the goal line for a touchdown on an 88-yard catch and run. Bush performed a somersault in the end zone. He was not penalized by the officials but later apologized for his gesture.
Bears players said they'd felt insulted by Bush's actions and used them as motivation for the remainder of the game. The scored the game's last 23 points after Bush's touchdown to win, 39-14, and advance to Sunday's Super Bowl here against the Indianapolis Colts.
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