“However, the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression (…)” NFL spokesman Michael Signora said. “For me, I just got a little too excited,” Abdullah said, according to the Kansas City Star. “I think it was for the slide.” <—- What the PLAYER WHO WAS FLAGGED SAID So like I said, it was for sliding on his knees. For any religious celebration, as an NFL SPOKESMAN SAID, is allowed. So again, he was not penalized for praying. Moron.