New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan won his appeal with the NFL after being accused of faking an injury against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13.
The NFL fined Jordan, coaches Dennis Allen and Ryan Nielsen, and the organization a total of $550,000, saying Jordan faked an injury during the Saints’ Dec. 5 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFL rescinded those fines Thursday following an appeal.
Jordan would eventually speak out and call out the NFL for reviewing his medical records during the appeal process, but not doing so before dishing out fines.
“There should be due process before they announce a fine,” Jordan said. “They announced they’d fine me $50,000 and my team $500,000 in total before the appeal process or even investigating the situation.”
“I feel like my name’s low-key been slandered. Like I haven’t played with more or less,” Jordan said, via ESPN. “And even then, I went out, went to the tent, got taped up … went back to the playing field and finished the game.
“In terms of how I play this game and how hard I play this game, I was like ‘Yo, if this was a civil lawsuit, I’d countersue for triple the amount.’ The amount of work that I’ve put in to be a part of the league, the amount of honor I take in playing this game, yeah, that’s why I also laugh at this. … You know my track record, you know I’ll do everything I can to try to be on the field and try to be part of the team.”
Jordan, a seven-time Pro Bowler, has spent his entire 12-year career with the Saints. In 16 games this season, he posted 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two pass breakups, 66 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 13 quarterback hits.
The team finished 7-10 record and missed the playoffs for the second straight year.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.