Following the Bears’ beatdown of the Lions on Sunday, we noted that a whole lot of players should expect to get fined after a chippy game. In the Lions’ locker room on Monday, several Detroit players said they agree with that assessment.
“I can imagine some people will have some $20,000 fines,” Lions linebacker Justin Durant told MLive.com.
The biggest fines are likely to stem from a fight that broke out when Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw Bears defensive back D.J. Moore to the ground, only to have Moore get up and run head-first into Stafford. That set off a fight that included several players on both teams, including some who appeared to leave the sideline to get into the fracas, which is viewed as a major no-no by the league office. Lions receiver Nate Burleson said he’s sure fines are coming for that.
“There’s going to be some guys getting fined,” Burleson said. “If you go out there and throw some blows, you got to expect that FedEx letter in your locker.”
We’ll find out later in the week how many players got those FedEx letters.