On Sunday, Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk showed a middle finger to his own sideline after sacking Rams quarterback Sam Bradford. FOX cameras caught the gesture, which Hawk later claimed to be a joke.
As expected, the NFL didn’t laugh.
Jay Glazer of FOX, suddenly setting the bar much lower on his “scoopage” harvest, reports that the league has fined Hawk $10,000.
Hawk’s next inside joke should involve shoving the opposing coach after the game and then chasing him down while dozens of players, assistant coaches, P.R. specialists, and officials break up the scrum. It may not be as funny, but it apparently should be a lot cheaper, as long as he crosses his heart and promises to never do it again.