Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill said that he will pay the salary of photographer Kevin Fitzgibbons who has been suspended by the NFL.
Fitzgibbons is a contracted employee by the NFL to cover Dolphins home games. He was a part of Hill’s touchdown celebration in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers.
Hill grabbed Fitzgibbons’ cell phone after scoring and filmed himself doing a back flip. He was penalized, but not fined by the NFL.
Fitzgibbons though, posted on social media he lost his credential for the remainer of the season and “possibly for good.”
“I told him, ‘Don’t let this get to you,’” he said. “’Just hold your head up. You’re still young. Continue to do what you love.’ Me and him are going to continue to work together.
I told him I was going to cover his salary, whatever the NFL was going to pay him or whatever. I told him I was going to make sure that I do what’s right and take care of you, make sure you’re not out of a job. That’s my guy.”
This is a great gesture by Hill. The NFL needs to lighten up a little bit. It was just a celebration. The punishment for Fitzgibbons is unjust and unfair.
Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill. Photo courtesy of ESPN / Getty Images