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David Nelson fined for unnecessary roughness penalty


New York Jets receiver David Nelson constantly drew the ire of cornerback Adam Jones during last week’s 49-9 victory for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jones became enraged over several blocks Nelson placed on him during the game. Jones said he deserved a fine for each one of the plays he believed were cheap shots. While Jones may not get his entire request fulfilled, the league has responded with a fine for Nelson.

According to Rich Cimini of, Nelson said Thursday he had been fined by the league for the unnecessary roughness penalty called against him on Sunday. Nelson wouldn’t disclose the amount he had been fined but said he would appeal the play.

On the play he drew the penalty, Nelson lowered a shoulder into Jones as they ran toward a running play. Jones jumped up and got in Nelson’s face and had to be separated after the play.

Nelson believes he will win the appeal because he believes he can prove the block was legal, happened before the whistle and was close enough to the play.

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6 Responses to “David Nelson fined for unnecessary roughness penalty”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 31, 2013 10:44 PM

    The silence you hear is the sports media that attacked Pacman Jones not apologizing.

  2. meatsweat says: Oct 31, 2013 11:59 PM

    Nice to see some offensive players getting fined for once. The dirtiest play in football (crack back block) is still legal somehow…

  3. dmgkm says: Nov 1, 2013 12:06 AM

    might as well strip the pads and strap on some flags. this league is getting soft.

  4. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 1, 2013 1:27 AM

    This is getting ridiculous, pretty soon there will be fines for going offsides.

  5. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 1, 2013 10:58 AM

    NFL competition committee is considering the following new penalties in the offseason –

    1. Looking at an opponent with a mean and/or scary look on your face – 5 yards automatic 1st down

    2. Laughing at or otherwise causing your opponent to feel bad about himself – 5 yards repeat down

  6. daysend564 says: Nov 1, 2013 11:11 AM

    False start, 5 yards, $25,000, it remains 2nd down.

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