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Janoris Jenkins fined $15,750, Josh Morgan fined $7,875

St. Louis Rams v Washington Redskins AP

Redskins receiver Josh Morgan had the costliest mental mistake of Sunday’s game in St. Louis, when his 15-yard penalty for throwing the ball at Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan pushed Washington out of range for a game-tying field goal. But Morgan didn’t have the costliest fine to arise from that game.

Morgan was fined $7,875 for throwing the ball at Finnegan, the league office confirmed today. That’s a standard fine for acts of unsportsmanlike conduct that don’t cause any type of injury to an opponent.

But a costlier fine from the same game went to Rams rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who delivered this brutal hit on Redskins tight end Fred Davis. Jenkins’ fine was for a hit to the head or neck area of a defenseless receiver.

Other players fined in the Redskins-Rams game, which featured plenty of hitting after the whistle from both sides, included Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander ($15,750 for a horse-collar tackle of Rams punt returner Danny Amendola, Rams defensive end Robert Quinn ($7,875 for a hit to the head of Redskins left tackle Trent Williams) and Rams guard Quinn Ojinaka ($7,875 for a late hit on Redskins linebacker London Fletcher).

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42 Responses to “Janoris Jenkins fined $15,750, Josh Morgan fined $7,875”
  1. pottymouth777 says: Sep 21, 2012 5:39 PM

    So throwing a football at someone will only cost half as much as delivering a potentially career altering concussion?

  2. shlomotruehovic says: Sep 21, 2012 5:40 PM

    Oh this game wasn’t dirty.

  3. burm61 says: Sep 21, 2012 5:41 PM

    Seriously? What is the record for most guys fined in a week?

  4. skinsfaninnebraska says: Sep 21, 2012 5:44 PM

    The NFL should take all this fine money and put it towards getting their game officials back on the field by Sunday.

  5. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Sep 21, 2012 5:45 PM

    And how many of those were flagged? I know the London Fletcher hit wasn’t and that was absurdly late. And cheap.
    It also appears a bit “off” that one would be fined so much for throwing a football at someone vs. trying to take a guy’s head off or a horsecollar. Makes no sense.

  6. electionconfidential says: Sep 21, 2012 5:49 PM

    Jenkins hit looked pretty legit. I don’t know what the guy was supposed to do. Fining a guy for throwing the football at another player wearing a helmet and pads is stupid. Doesn’t the league know that we all see this as a dirty game anyway?? Sportsmanship?? Sportsmanship is the last thing that Goodell would recognize or value.

  7. phillyphannn83 says: Sep 21, 2012 5:49 PM

    RGIII wants an explanation.

  8. johnbeckmormonsuperstar says: Sep 21, 2012 5:52 PM

    So for a guy that makes $1 million a year, a $21k fine would amount to .021% of their check. I have always thought that if I made that kind of money, I wouldn’t change my play at all because of a fine. What’s $8k when you’re getting another $992,000? Just sayin…

  9. geniusesq says: Sep 21, 2012 5:54 PM

    And Courtland Finnegan gets no fine. Umkay

  10. geniusesq says: Sep 21, 2012 5:54 PM

    Why doesn’t the NFL use this fine money to pay the real officials

  11. jimbamboozel says: Sep 21, 2012 6:00 PM

    How the league can fine Janoris Jenkins is beyond me. He is doing everything a defender should do and stopping the offensive playing from catching the ball by laying the wood on him. Anyone that thinks he is intentionally trying to hurt him is a moron. These players are playing so fast there is clearly no malice aforethought. He wants to make a big play for his defense. Cause a dropped pass or a fumble. This is the same way I was coached all through high school and college. Keep laying the wood. Don’t keep changing the game, every player knows that this play could be their last, and that’s how they should play it.

  12. ibreathefootball says: Sep 21, 2012 6:01 PM

    Has Goodell been hanging out with Mitt Money? Both look extra rich, and extra cheap!

  13. Fan On Fire_Maurice Barksdale says: Sep 21, 2012 6:04 PM

    The Rams were clearly one of the teams that took advantage of the replacement refs in pushing the envelope to see how much they could get away with.

    And they got away with plenty in the game which helped them win, but only after the game do they pay the price for it. I guess the Rams could say the win was worth the fines if it gets them in the playoffs.

  14. kingpel says: Sep 21, 2012 6:09 PM

    I am still not sold on the defenseless receiver rule. I can understand not blowing the guy up if the ball is uncatchable, but if he is in possession of the ball I say you gotta destroy the man.

    Before you Redskins fans disagree, think about Sean Taylor knocking some Cowboy or Giant receiver unconcious. Exactly. Your smiling right now.

  15. ramslam says: Sep 21, 2012 6:12 PM

    How much were the Rams fined for all the “dirty” hits on RGiii? $0.0 – and this proves he is a crying baby…Boom!

  16. links41 says: Sep 21, 2012 6:13 PM

    So they get fined, but not flagged. Most of those infractions were missed by the officials…. Or was it Just a case of home cooking?

  17. mikebrownfaux says: Sep 21, 2012 6:14 PM

    The crazy thing is, that is a very substantial amount for Jenkings. Not like he’s got a big contract, and the contract he does have, he is probably only seeing a quarter of the money.

  18. nathanbetz91 says: Sep 21, 2012 6:20 PM

    This is funny considering how people are criticizing rg3 for Complaining about the dirty playing of the rams.people are basically saying he needs to stop complaining, when come to find out he was actually right

  19. ramslam says: Sep 21, 2012 6:26 PM

    By the way, if you look at the pic of the hit on this page, notice where the ball is and that Jenkins did not lead with his helmet. Looks like a clean hit to me.

  20. skinsfan91 says: Sep 21, 2012 6:28 PM

    You can’t hit a defenseless receiver in the head, plain and simple. Not hard to understand.

  21. bingobrown12 says: Sep 21, 2012 6:30 PM

    I bet the NFL is squirreling all this money so when
    they lose that concussion lawsuit for like a billion
    dollars,they can say “hey what do you know we
    just found a billion dollars!”

  22. playin2x says: Sep 21, 2012 6:34 PM

    Throwing a football … Really … And stiff arming him is nothing ? What a joke .. Jeff fisher coached team at its finest .. Pos

  23. playin2x says: Sep 21, 2012 6:37 PM

    A defenseless receiver hit warrants a fine per NEW league rules .. To the genius who referenced Sean Taylor .. It’s 2012-13 season with different rules … That is a dumb comparison

  24. ramcountry says: Sep 21, 2012 6:39 PM

    So no Rams were fined for their hits on RG 3.
    Interesting.

  25. prmpft says: Sep 21, 2012 6:59 PM

    How in the hell do you arrive at $15,750 or $7,875 ?
    is there an algorithmic process for that – or is it like everything else that godell does just pulled out of his backside?

  26. dstep24 says: Sep 21, 2012 7:07 PM

    I don’t think this sport has the right to be called football any longer.

  27. essentialsausage says: Sep 21, 2012 7:17 PM

    Must be Fine Friday.

  28. therealgts says: Sep 21, 2012 7:18 PM

    I love Sam Bradford going nuts in the background after Jenkins lays Davis out. Clean hit IMHO. I wish the Lions had taken Jenkins instead of that T Rex armed Riley Rieff

  29. ramcountry says: Sep 21, 2012 7:41 PM

    Total amount of fines

    Washington $23625
    ‘dirty’ Rams $23625

    Even more interesting.

  30. randomramfan says: Sep 21, 2012 7:51 PM

    Right to the shoulder pads. wtf? that hit was clean and legal. The question i have is, is Roger Goodell playing fair? or his he paying off his legal team for all the off season BS?

  31. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 21, 2012 8:20 PM

    Nice hit by Jenkins. Worth every penny.

  32. jamezz23 says: Sep 21, 2012 8:20 PM

    Way to early to tell but looks like the lions blew this one. Jenkins looks legit….

  33. bkostela says: Sep 21, 2012 8:23 PM

    have any of the people commenting on that it was a “clean” hit watched football in the past 5 years? they don’t allow that kind of hit anymore. was it awesome? yes. but its not a legal hit anymore. a flag should have been thrown, and a fine should have been (and was) assessed.

  34. dansnyder says: Sep 21, 2012 8:36 PM

    You guys need to stop watching the slow motion replay. It’s quite obvious in real time that he had no ability to defend himself. Jenkins also launched his shoulder into Fred’s helmet/neck area which is against the rules. He clearly makes contact as you can immediately see his head turn sideways on impact.

  35. randomramfan says: Sep 21, 2012 10:26 PM

    You should’ve seen it at full speed!!! Man… That was an AWESOME HIT!!! Keep it up Janoris!!! I love it man.

  36. deangelo23hall says: Sep 21, 2012 10:40 PM

    For that one guy callng out Sean Taylor for doing the same, you proabably never watched him play. He never led with his helmet, and stuck his shoulder pads to their chest. Probably one of the most textbook tacklers i had ever seen. At 6’2 225lbs, he didnt need to lead with his head to deal punishment.

  37. turfrage says: Sep 21, 2012 11:11 PM

    Janoris fine is bogus. He even moves his head out of the way and leads with his shoulder. It was just a hell of a hit. But should not have been fined. Good work by a rookie. Looks like both teams were pretty evenly fined there RG.

  38. Chris El Father says: Sep 21, 2012 11:53 PM

    If people actually watched the clip of the hit on Fred Davis you can see he never had possession of the ball and Jenkins left his feet and launched himself head first at Davis’s helmet. Dirty play from the loser Jenkins who by the way, his mom is also a hooker.

  39. alphaq2 says: Sep 22, 2012 3:40 AM

    Well said deangelo. However, Sean was about 235lbs. Man, I miss that guy. Big, fast, athletic, and with a very good understanding of his position as well as accountabillity; I doubt we will see another Redskin like that in our lifetime.

  40. miserynmossouri says: Sep 22, 2012 8:26 AM

    The league is trying to justify the current officiating by handing out more fines in games where people are complaining about the officiating. The downside is that when the real officials return the flags will be flying. I feel for the rookies in theeague who aren’t going to know which way to play. Due to the different styles of officiating. Goodell is taking the
    League and plunging it down the toilet.

  41. zachebers says: Sep 22, 2012 1:44 PM

    Jenkins had a great hit. Nothing dirty about it, no fine necessary. Let football players play football.

  42. andylucksneck says: Sep 23, 2012 10:12 AM

    Alexander didn’t horse collar that man. That was a complete crap call. The hit on Fletcher should have been fined for 50,000 just based on how classless it was. You don’t hit London Fletch when he is already on the ground. No fine for Finnegan? This week there will be at least one fight in the league because these refs can’t get a hold of the game.

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