We’ll see what he says after the fines begin.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks said the NFL’s new rule banning “bow and arrow” celebrations will not stop him from doing it.
Well, there are different forms of doing it. You just can’t shoot [the arrow],” Cooks said to the New Orleans Times-Picayune via ESPN.com’s Mike Triplett. “I’m still going to pull it out. Whatever happens after that happens. I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize my team, but I’ll figure something out.
“It’s one of those things that they want to fine anything and get their little … whatever they want. They’re not going to stop me.”
Cooks calls himself “The Archer” on social media and told the New Orleans advocate that it has religious significance to him. He also doesn’t understand why it’s such a hot-button issue all of a sudden.
“I’ve been doing it for three years now, and there was never a complaint about it,” Cooks told the Advocate, via ESPN.com. “Now, all of a sudden, there is. It just reminds me that, it’s almost as if they try to take so much away from us, but for something like this, that means so much to someone that has nothing to do with violence, it’s frustrating. I’ll definitely continue to speak my opinion about it, and if they have a problem with it, so be it.”