So when it came to the end of the game, Porter rightfully was happy to be "the closer" and effectively end the game.
The play was blown dead, and he knew it, so he ripped off his helmet and threw it down the field.
But here's what's funny. There was a confluence of things that made this go *almost* unnoticed by the officals.
* There was the injury to the umpire (more on that later)
* Pennington sprinted on the field to retrieve the helmet before the officials noticed
* Porter was surrounded by teammates and ushered off the field quickly
* And Singletary was arguing with the refs about another issue (more on that later, too)
But, after a short time, the refs did notice and flag him for taking the helmet off.