NFL reportedly won't fine Takkarist McKinley for F-bomb on TV during draft

The 2017 NFL Draft got pretty wild on Thursday night, with multiple trades for quarterbacks going down and a slew of surprise picks coming across. But nothing was crazier, maybe, than the selection of Takkarist McKinley by the Falcons.

Not because "Takk" was a surprise there -- he was a great pick by the Falcons, earning an A from Pete Prisco for the selection. It was a surprise because McKinley got on stage with a framed portrait of his grandmother and proceeded to go wild yelling about his life before dropping an F-bomb in an interview with Deion Sanders. 

The whole scene was both amazing and terrifying. McKinley's grandmother raised him in very tough conditions and he promised her he would play D1 football (FBS, but D1 at the time) before she died. He lived up to that promise and then some.

McKinley apparently carries the photo of his grandmother everywhere, taking it to the draft and up on the stage and then on the plane to go visit the Falcons.

McKinley's fiery speech included him saying that being drafted "means every f---ing thing to him" while interviewing with Sanders.

He promptly turned to the camera and yelled "FINE ME LATER!" 

Turns out the NFL will be doing no such thing, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Monday that the league will not be fining McKinley for the outburst. 

Even if McKinley gets off scot free, there is a pretty good chance that the NFL won't get away with the swear. Certainly the FCC will have a word or two about McKinley's outburst. 

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