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Adam Jones has $35,000 fine upheld

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During the first of six Bengals wins this season, cornerback Adam Jones was penalized for unnecessary roughness for slamming Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper’s head into his helmet after it had been dislodged from Cooper’s head during a scuffle between the two men.

Jones was fined $35,000 by the league for his actions a few days later and said that he was going to appeal the punishment. That appeal has been heard and it did not go Jones’s way.

Jones posted a picture of a letter dated October 9 informing him that the appeals officer jointly appointed by the NFL and NFLPA to hear his argument (the name isn’t on the letter, but former NFL players James Thrash and Derrick Brooks serve in the role) upheld the fine handed down by NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks.

The letter says that Jones admitted the head slam, but said it was in response to provocation by Cooper during their scuffle. The appeals officer “heard and considered” Jones’s side before affirming the fine.

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16 Responses to “Adam Jones has $35,000 fine upheld”
  1. cymbaline6 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:15 PM

    I’m a Bengals fan and he earned it, provocation or no. Not sure why he bothered challenging it, honestly.

  2. picksixx says: Oct 30, 2015 4:25 PM

    “It’s okay. All of that was going to the victim of a gunshot from a person I knew when I made it rain.”

  3. laxer37 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:29 PM

    Just glad he didn’t punch a woman in a bar or have his entourage paralyze a bouncer at a strip club this time.

    Total class act.

  4. philyeagles5 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:33 PM

    He posts it like he shouldn’t have been fined. This guy is a joke. Deserved every bit and probably more.

  5. gallopinggilmore says: Oct 30, 2015 4:39 PM

    cymbaline6 says:
    Oct 30, 2015 4:15 PM
    “I’m a Bengals fan and he earned it, provocation or no. Not sure why he bothered challenging it, honestly.”

    —–

    You should just vehemently deny any and all wrongdoing forever. Haven’t you been paying attention to the Patriots? That is how “winners” behave.

  6. whodey420 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:45 PM

    I figured he’d lose the appeal. The second person is
    usually the one flagged and or fined for something like this.
    He was definitely retaliating from Cooper shoving his hand into his face under the face mask though. Doesn’t justify what Jones did but a 9-10 year vet isn’t going to take that from a rookie.

  7. camodaddy26 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:46 PM

    The provocation is irrelevant. You do the crime, you do the time/fine.

  8. joetoronto says: Oct 30, 2015 5:02 PM

    What the turd did this time was nothing compared to how he knocked out a woman last year with a straight right to the face.

  9. vottorific says: Oct 30, 2015 5:13 PM

    7-0

  10. gallopinggilmore says: Oct 30, 2015 5:17 PM

    LOL

    Joetoronto would win exaggeration of the year if every member of the Blue Jays hadn’t already taken it.

  11. alfredogarciashead says: Oct 30, 2015 5:24 PM

    And 3 gentleman’s clubs promptly closed their doors.

  12. bigbenschancre says: Oct 30, 2015 5:29 PM

    Joe, glad to hear you’re still posting.

  13. r502 says: Oct 30, 2015 5:32 PM

    He should have got a game suspension for it too. Same goes for Corey Liuget from the Chargers kicking Donald Penn while laying on the ground.

  14. raiderapologist says: Oct 30, 2015 7:39 PM

    whodey420 says:
    Oct 30, 2015 4:45 PM

    I figured he’d lose the appeal. The second person is
    usually the one flagged and or fined for something like this.
    He was definitely retaliating from Cooper shoving his hand into his face under the face mask though. Doesn’t justify what Jones did but a 9-10 year vet isn’t going to take that from a rookie.
    —————–
    The Bengals secondary was doing what you do to a rookie, long before Cooper took a shot. If a rook doesn’t fight back, nobody is going to respect him going forward.

  15. mikebrownfeedsondreams says: Oct 31, 2015 8:29 AM

    Cooper punched him in the throat before the ridiculous head slam. Where’s his fine?

  16. fanofpft says: Oct 31, 2015 5:25 PM

    Slam? Lol looked more like resting ones head on a pillow.

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