The NFL’s Week 13 was a very unsportsmanlike one, with several big-name stars getting hit with fines.
Depending on where you’re sitting, this is either very bad for the league or very good for it. On one end, it’s not a good look if you have multiple players behaving like poor examples within such a tight cluster. On the other hand, it’s great for the coffers as there’s over $100,000 set to come in. We’d probably lean towards the NFL preferring the latter, because, were the penalized incidents really all that bad?
The NFL Fined 10 Players for Unsportsmanlike Conduct
In any case, the league will be raking in a hefty sum, as 10 players have been taken to task and will be taxed accordingly. This was pointed out by NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero.
Ja’Marr Chase, A.J. Brown, Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, Mac Jones, DK Metcalf, Bradley Chubb, Jon Feliciano, Alexander Mattison, and Peyton Hendershot are all set to rue lightened pockets.
Chase, who was fined the largest sum, was punished for his celebration after teammate Tee Higgins scored a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is adjudged to have taunted the opposition and was hit with a fine to the tune of $15,914. He probably won’t mind that much after picking up a win for his trouble, with the Cincinnati Bengals now 8-4 on the back of the 27-24 win.
Fined For a Worthy Cause
Dallas Cowboys teammates Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot were fined $13,261 each. Their Zeke-in-the-box celebration during their win over the Indianapolis Colts was apparently a bit over the top, despite no flag being thrown.
The Cowboys should have expected fines given that Dalton Schultz was fined the same amount for instigating a Whac-a-Mole celebration with the other Dallas tight ends just last week. Jake Ferguson was also fined $4,895, while Hendershot took a $3,944 hit, and Sean McKeon received a $4,994 fine.
Elliot insisted the fines were worth it. The running back had tweeted a request for donations of $21 and was part of a presentation of a $50,000 check to the Salvation Army of North Texas for the Angel Tree program.
Said program will get holiday gifts for almost 40,000 kids, adults with special needs, and seniors in North Texas.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.