Officials? Probalby not because it didn't matter WHY he pointed. The writers? Probably not, because they couldn't paint it as him being disqualified "thanks to god" if he was pointing to a dead grandparent or something.2. Did they ask him?
It doesn't matter who or what he was pointing up to. What mattered he was pointing, and that violated the stupid state rules.3. And what does it matter if he had?
Stupid rules are still rules. I think the rules against celebrations in the NFL have gotten to ridiculous levels...I don't blame ref's for enforcing them. They're dumb, as this state rule is, but they're not oppressive to the levle I expect Ref's to somehow risk their positions over it.