In the debacle that was the six-minute delay late in the first quarter of Monday night’s Broncos-Falcons game, dozens of players were pushing and shoving, some put their hands on the officials, and coaches left the bench area to yell at the officials. But only one player was penalized.
That player, Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards, has now been given an $8,000 fine for his actions in the fracas.
It’s not yet known whether anyone else was fined for the fracas, in which the Broncos fumbled and players from both teams were pushing and shoving in the ensuing pileup, while the officials haplessly looked on.
It’s also not yet known what steps the NFL has taken to make sure that the collection of replacement officials working that game don’t botch another game as badly as they botched the game on Monday night.