Miami Dolphins star wide receiver Tyreek Hill’s iconic practice of displaying a peace sign during triumphant moments might be on a temporary hiatus. In the recent episode of this year’s in-season Hard Knocks, referee Bill Vinovich advised Hill against showcasing the peace sign on his way to the end zone in the game against the Las Vegas Raiders, to which Hill complied.
This incident sparked inquiries from reporters about whether the peace sign had been officially banned. Hill clarified that it hasn’t been outright banned but rather “suspended for the moment.” He stated, “I don’t think it’s banned. I don’t know. I think it’s suspended for the moment. Not banned. It’s just suspended for the moment. We’ll just say it’s suspended.”
The implication is that if Hill continues to display the peace sign in the future, he could face fines and a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Given these consequences, especially in a close game, it seems unlikely that Hill will risk it. Thus, while the iconic gesture is not permanently banned, its use is currently on hold, with potential repercussions if revived.