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League fines Umenyiora $20,000

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that the league fined Osi Umenyiora $20,000 for skipping Wednesday morning’s media session. Umenyiora was back at a team meeting this afternoon, so it doesn’t appear to be a major concern.

It’s believed the league set a record time between infraction and penalty. New York’s media availability ended at 11:30 a.m. ET. The fine came less than two hours later.

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26 Responses to “League fines Umenyiora $20,000”
  1. AlanSaysYo says: Feb 1, 2012 1:23 PM

    Goodell’s hall monitors don’t play.

  2. jpb12 says: Feb 1, 2012 1:24 PM

    If he didn’t have diarrhea this morning, he’s damn sure crappin his pants now.

  3. zaggs says: Feb 1, 2012 1:25 PM

    Yeha, he has nothing else to worry about this week (rolls eye)

  4. dexterismyhero says: Feb 1, 2012 1:27 PM

    Where was he?

    The Red Garter?

  5. mychode says: Feb 1, 2012 1:28 PM

    I’ve heard all fine money goes into goodell’s Swiss bank account.

  6. derfshambeaux says: Feb 1, 2012 1:29 PM

    Ridiculous, $20k for skipping a media session, $7500 for wearing the wrong colored socks and $5k for kicking someone in the groin. League fines are a joke.

  7. justwaittilnextyear says: Feb 1, 2012 1:32 PM

    This guy get paid a huge amount of money and the league wants him at media day. Fine him his Super Bowl pay amount and maybe he will show up and quit being such a prima donna!

  8. PFTiswhatitis says: Feb 1, 2012 1:32 PM

    Cha ching! $20k! Its officially a story.

  9. ingraven says: Feb 1, 2012 1:33 PM

    silly fines like THIS is why Goodell got a 10 year extension? NFL-Numerous Fining League

  10. falconsfan says: Feb 1, 2012 1:39 PM

    $20k to skip the mess that is media day? That’s money well spent. Now that the standard has been set I would imagine more guys will take advantage of the fine. After all, Osi now has a $20k write off on his taxes AND he missed questions like “what’s your favorite ice cream?” from some Korean news source.

  11. yankeemofo says: Feb 1, 2012 1:43 PM

    I’m telling ya, that’s how these union companies work. You might get paid the coin, but they will OWN your ass in the mean time!

  12. caseyanthonymunoz says: Feb 1, 2012 1:50 PM

    How much are the Jets going to be fined? I haven’t seen any of them all week. That’s no way for the “Soon To Be Champions” to act.

  13. hooks024 says: Feb 1, 2012 1:52 PM

    Guess he doesn’t need a new contract. If he’s shrugging off a fine he can’t be hurting for money too badly.

  14. jmat40 says: Feb 1, 2012 1:52 PM

    Aren’t you people tired of whining about the fines handed out by the NFL yet?
    Face it, the fines are here to stay. The players know the rules and what is expected of them. The fines that the vast majority of the players get is chump change to them.
    All of the money collected in fines goes to the retired players pension fund or medical fund or something like that.

    You’d think that the fine money was coming out of your pocket. Do you think the players would be defending you if you got fined or disciplined at your job?

  15. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 1, 2012 1:55 PM

    “silly fines like THIS is why Goodell got a 10 year extension?”

    Since all fines go to charity and not into the league bank accounts that seems unlikely.

  16. mightymightylafootball says: Feb 1, 2012 2:02 PM

    Must be nice to make so much money that you don’t care about giving away $20k (which is about a 1/2 year’s salary for your average American…).

  17. rexismybff says: Feb 1, 2012 2:02 PM

    Osi – skipping media day – $20,000
    Richard Seymour – punching the opposing QB in the face after the play is over – $25,000

    Osi – for only $5,000 more, you could have punched Brady in the face. Fool.

  18. jerseyshoregiant says: Feb 1, 2012 2:05 PM

    He will appeal and it will be reduced to 5k.

  19. lanpar says: Feb 1, 2012 2:06 PM

    falconsfan – “what’s your favorite ice cream?” from some Korean news source……WTF…..like American reporters ask amazing questions…..

  20. deepbacksidedig says: Feb 1, 2012 2:13 PM

    rexismybff says:
    Feb 1, 2012 2:02 PM

    Osi – skipping media day – $20,000
    Richard Seymour – punching the opposing QB in the face after the play is over – $25,000

    Osi – for only $5,000 more, you could have punched Brady in the face. Fool.
    ***********
    Okay, that was funny.

  21. Broncofanatic7 says: Feb 1, 2012 2:44 PM

    How hard is it just to sign up and asnwer some dang questions??
    Man these guys are becoming tools more and more everyday….

  22. silverandblack052099 says: Feb 1, 2012 3:19 PM

    What a joke!

    $20,000 for skipping media day for the SB, but Goodell fines players only $7,500 for “illegal” helmet-to-helmet hits. I thought the league was concerned about safety. No, they are just concerned with enforcing their rules.

    I am growing tired of Roger Goodell’s “good ‘ol boy” mentality and back-alley handshakes when running the league.

  23. bigbluelou says: Feb 1, 2012 3:29 PM

    Now he has more incentive to beat the Pats.

  24. superbowltruffle says: Feb 1, 2012 3:59 PM

    How much are the Jets going to be fined? I haven’t seen any of them all week. That’s no way for the “Soon To Be Champions” to act.

    ——————————————————————
    Hahahahahahahaha. You’d think it would die down or get old. But it doesn’t. It gets better. LOL Jets.

  25. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Feb 1, 2012 4:09 PM

    rexismybff says: Feb 1, 2012 2:02 PM

    Osi – skipping media day – $20,000
    Richard Seymour – punching the opposing QB in the face after the play is over – $25,000

    Osi – for only $5,000 more, you could have punched Brady in the face. Fool.

    —————————————
    Best comment i have read today

  26. patsfiend says: Feb 1, 2012 5:36 PM

    superbowltruffle says:
    Feb 1, 2012 3:59 PM
    How much are the Jets going to be fined? I haven’t seen any of them all week. That’s no way for the “Soon To Be Champions” to act.

    ——————————————————————
    Hahahahahahahaha. You’d think it would die down or get old. But it doesn’t. It gets better. LOL Jets.

    ————–
    Yes, for this game, the Yets are the one thing both fan bases can agree on, and laugh at. I start to feel sorry for them, and half-root for them as a solid defensive team, then I remember all their yapping and trash talking.

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