Access is a privilege that requires bestowal, and consequently, it holds the potential for revocation.
An individual engaged by the NFL to generate content during Miami Dolphins games recounted the league rescinding his credential due to a video featuring Tyreek Hill.
Identifying himself as a content creator, Kevin Fitzgibbons shared his version of events in a social media video this week.
In 2022, the NFL enlisted Fitzgibbons to cover Dolphins home games, given his pre-existing rapport with Hill, for whom he produced social media content.
In Week 6, Hill garnered attention for his post-touchdown celebration against the Carolina Panthers. Spotting Fitzgibbons behind the end zone, Hill approached, borrowed his friend’s phone, and captured a selfie while executing a backflip.
The video of Hill’s celebration gained widespread attention, even appearing on NFL UK’s social media channel, but the league later reconsidered its stance.
While Hill faced a penalty for his celebration without a fine, Fitzgibbons experienced more severe repercussions.
In his video, Fitzgibbons explained that the NFL revoked his credential because he deviated from protocol by jubilantly reacting to Hill’s touchdown celebration. According to Fitzgibbons, his credential was indefinitely revoked as a result.