|Niners K Joe Nedney fined for obscene gesture in last week's loss|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:39|
Nedney blamed frustration for his sly gesticulation in the third quarter of the 49ers' 31-10 loss to the Saints at Candlestick Park, their fifth consecutive defeat.
After Nedney made a 29-yard field goal, he booted the ensuing kickoff out of bounds. Nedney tossed his helmet and kicking tee in anger before sitting back on the bench.
That's when a fan's obscene comment prompted Nedney to rub the back of his skull with his middle finger - an image captured by television cameras.
``It was the culmination of a frustrating day for me,'' Nedney said. ``Rather than taking a deep breath and counting to 10, I heard something that rubbed me the wrong way at the wrong time, and I made a mistake.''
Nedney is 8-for-9 on field goal attempts, but has intermittently struggled on kickoffs for the 49ers (2-5).