Jason Jones fined $15,000, says Kyle Orton was acting

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Titans defensive end Jason Jones has been fined $15,000 for a hit on Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton on Sunday, and he’s not happy — not with the league office for fining him, and not with Orton.

“I just thought the fine was a little hefty,” Jones said, per Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “I think Orton was acting a little bit, but the refs are going to protect the players.”

Jones was penalized for the hit, on which his facemask hit Orton’s helmet just after Orton threw a pass.

Titans tight end Daniel Graham was fined $5,000 for throwing the ball in the stands after scoring the game-winning touchdown. Graham was unapologetic, although he also said he doesn’t want another fine.

“It is worth it,” Graham said, “because I know a fan got a good souvenir. I wouldn’t do it again, because second offense is worth more than that.”

And the NFL certainly wouldn’t want two fans to get souvenirs.

18 responses to “Jason Jones fined $15,000, says Kyle Orton was acting

  1. So if Roger Goodell was running Major League Baseball, would batters be getting fined for hitting foul balls? What the heck is wrong with the players giving souvenirs to the fans?

    C’mon, Man!

  2. Surprised Graham didn’t claim the ball bounced off his hands into the stands. He would have a lot of old game tape to back it up.

  3. The ole ball in the stands is a case of fan safety actually. If a player throws a ball up for grabs, people will be all over each other trying to claim it.

  4. I am so sick of these fines I could throw up. 5k for a ball in the stands?

    I bet Lombardi is spinning in his grave…….

  5. I wonder how much those billboard buying Denver fans would pay him if he knocked Orton out the year. Probably more than $15k. Players and coaches can’t have bounties, but why not fans? C’mon Broncos fans, step up!

  6. mrbigass says:
    Sep 28, 2011 7:04 PM
    I am so sick of these fines I could throw up. 5k for a ball in the stands?

    I bet Lombardi is spinning in his grave…….

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    And Goodell just fined him $10,000 for doing it.

  7. Funny, as a Steelers fan, I see Ward & Wallace always tossing balls to fans with their jersey on….I’m surprised Goodell doesn’t take their game checks for it…

    and the above comment about him fining Lombardi $10,000 for spinning in his grave, freakin hilarious!

  8. I never understood fining a guy for throwing a football into the stands. That is like fining David Ortiz for a homerun ball. Isn’t the game supposed to be fan friendly? And what is more fan friendly than a souvenier ball that was used in an actual NFL game? And a $5000 fine?

    Did anybody see the “excessive celebration” penalty that the Browns got after scoring the game winning TD which resulted in a 15 yard penalty on the kickoff that gave the dolphins a chance to score a winning field goal? I am starting to hate the NFL and how they do business.

  9. jtm12180 says: Sep 29, 2011 6:39 AM

    Funny, as a Steelers fan, I see Ward & Wallace always tossing balls to fans with their jersey on….I’m surprised Goodell doesn’t take their game checks for it…
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    AFAIK, HANDING it to a fan is fine, firing it into the stands is fineABLE.

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