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Husain Abdullah penalized by NFL official for Musl
<span style="font-size: 17pt"><span style="font-weight: bold">Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah penalized by NFL official for Muslim prayer
<span style="font-weight: bold">Jerry Gaul</span>, Sports Producer
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
After dealing with issues of domestic violence, child abuse and other off-field problems, the NFL finds itself in yet another delicate situation.
This time, the event took place on the field of play during the Kansas City Chiefs' 41-14 rout of the New England Patriots on Monday night.
In the fourth quarter, Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah intercepted a pass from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and returned it for a touchdown.
The No Fun League lived up to its name and officials penalized Abdullah for unsportsmanlike conduct for breaking Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 (d), which reads:
<span style="font-size: 14pt"><span style="font-weight: bold">"Prolonged or excessive celebrations or demonstrations by an individual player. Players are prohibited from engaging in any celebrations or demonstrations while on the ground. A celebration or demonstration shall be deemed excessive or prolonged if a player continues to celebrate or demonstrate after a warning from an official."
Abdullah, a Muslim who sat out an entire season to make his pilgrimage to Mecca, went to his knees to perform a prayer.