- Kevin Fitzgibbons was suspended for jumping after Hill filmed the backflip
- He became close to Hill through content creation after the WR’s trade to Miami
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The NFL has suspended a cameraman for the rest of the season and ‘possibly for good’ over his role in Tyreek Hill’s viral touchdown celebration in Week 6.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Hill celebrated a touchdown he scored against the Carolina Panthers by taking a phone from Fitzgibbons and recording a selfie of himself doing a backflip, which he was penalized for on the day.
At the time Fitzgibbons was working as a cameraman for the league.
‘The NFL then let me know that I was suspended for the remainder of the season and possibly for good,’ the 20-year-old said in a video he posted to social media.
‘They said regardless if I knew the celebration was coming or not, I still had to be disciplined and that I shouldn’t have jumped on the sidelines after the play.
The NFL has suspended cameraman Kevin Fitzgibbons ‘possibly for good’ over his role in Tyreek Hill’s backflip celebration, he has revealed in a video on social media
Dolphins WR Hill took a phone from Fitzgibbons to record a selfie of himself doing a backflip
‘One of the best moments of my life turned upside down in a matter of seconds. I get why the NFL had to make this decision and wish I could’ve done something to prevent it, but I’m thankful for the memory Tyreek gave me.
‘This was the greatest job in the world and I never took a day for granted. I can’t thank the NFL enough for the opportunity. Whether its back with the NFL or starting a new sport, I just hope to get another chance at doing what I love.’
‘Tyreek scored a touchdown in the exact same corner of the endzone that I was filming in,’ Fitzgibbons said about the play.
‘He noticed me and surprised me by grabbing my phone and doing a backflip. It was the coolest moment ever and I ran in the tunnel to send the clip to the NFL.’
Hill was expected to be fined for the celebration but in a surprise to many on-lookers the NFL decided not to.
The NFL said Fitzgibbons was being suspended for jumping up and down after the celebration
Fitzgibbons also went on to mention that he and Hill had become close friends after working together following the seven-time Pro Bowler being traded to Miami.
When asked about the moment after the game Hill had told reporters: ‘You know, I seen the camera and I just took it from him. And he didn’t want me to take it from him, so that’s my boy KFitz man.’
On the other hand, when it came to Fitzgibbons’ video, Hill said: ‘I would comment but I could get fined.’