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Video: Terrelle Pryor's "Taunting" Penalty Leads To Crushing Browns Loss

A picture of Terrelle Pryor handing the ball back to a ref.

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Terrelle Pryor is the subject of controversy today.

Terrelle Pryor, the Cleveland Browns' breakout wide receiver, was called for a questionable "taunting" penalty late in the game against the Baltimore Ravens. The penalty came after a 20-yard catch to Baltimore's 10-yard line with 27 seconds left and Cleveland losing, 25-20. Also called on the play was defensive holding, so the two penalties offset. The Browns threw a game-ending interception on the very next play.

Here's the "taunting."

Here's another look at the play.

The call is being blasted.

"Pryor dropped the ball on the opponent, but I don't like that call as taunting. Technically it is, but I don't really like it," says NFL rules expert Mike Pereira.

This was the latest in a series of crushing losses for the Cleveland Browns, who were leading this game, 20-0, in the first quarter.

Cleveland is now 0-2, while Baltimore improved to 2-0.

Pryor had three catches for 32 yards today.