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Three Dolphins teammates fined for celebrating

MIAMI -- Ronnie Brown and two Miami Dolphins teammates were fined $10,000 each by the NFL for excessive celebrating.

After Brown scored a touchdown Sunday against San Diego, he performed a dance shuffle in the end zone with offensive linemen Vernon Carey and Ikechuku Ndukwe. Choreographed celebrations by two or more players aren't permitted, league spokesman Corry Rush said.

Brown said he expected disciplinary action.

"I was a little surprised about the amount more so than getting fined," he said. "Obviously we were out having fun and we were enjoying the game, and it was one of those spur of the moment things. But at the same time, I guess rules are rules."

Ndukwe was asked how he'll handle future celebrations.

"No dancing for me," he said. "I'm running straight for the sideline."

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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