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Adam Jones fined $28,940 after making contact with an official

during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Getty Images

Steelers assistant coaches Joey Porter and Mike Munchak weren’t the only people to receive fines for their conduct during last Saturday night’s Steelers win in Cincinnati.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has been fined $28,940 for unsportsmanlike conduct and making contact with an official in the fourth quarter of the game. Jones bumped field judge Buddy Horton while Horton was between him and Porter in the aftermath of Vontaze Burfict’s penalty for hitting Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in the head. Jones was penalized at the time and the 15 yards marked off against the Bengals allowed Chris Boswell to take a shorter field goal to win the game.

Burfict was suspended for the first three games of next season this week as a result of repeated violations of player safety rules, including the hit on Brown.

In addition to Jones’ fine, Steelers guard Ramon Foster has been fined $17,363 after drawing a penalty for unnecessary roughness early in the game. Bengals defensive linemen Domata Peko and Wallace Gilberry were each fined $8,681 for unnecessary roughness as well.

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26 Responses to “Adam Jones fined $28,940 after making contact with an official”
  1. ironman721 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:14 PM

    Sounds like pacman has more then 1 apology to make.

  2. thejohnsmith1122 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:16 PM

    Only a few games left…might as well give out as many fines as possible.

  3. xinellum says: Jan 15, 2016 3:16 PM

    Not only is poor Pac Man fined but he has to “impologize” to Antonio Brown after saying he was faking but would “impologize” if he was scratched for this weekends game. Guess what, Brown wasn’t winking at players on the field like Pac Man pretended and once again he is proven to be a bogus, punk, liar who fits in well with the loser Bengals

  4. vikingjack73 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:17 PM

    I’m not a Bengals fan, but let me see if I get this straight…
    Adam Jones get fined $28K for barely touching an overly aggressive official, yet the two Steelers coaches (Porter & Munchak) are fined a TOTAL of $20K???

    Wow!!

    Seems like the NFL once again protects the big name team
    The only way this gets balanced is if the Broncos win

    Not a Denver fan either, so calm down Steelers fans!

  5. mikermiker says: Jan 15, 2016 3:22 PM

    tom brady is a cheating piece of human garbage

  6. troy43mvp says: Jan 15, 2016 3:26 PM

    Vikingjack

    “Seems like the NFL once again protects the big name team
    The only way this gets balanced is if the Broncos win”

    I don’t think it’s a Pitt/Cincy thing. I think they just don’t like Pacman. They are also correct when it comes to not liking him. He is a loser.

  7. stoneygroove says: Jan 15, 2016 3:27 PM

    What an embarrassment all of this is. The NFL gets harder to follow every week. Where is the integrity? The glory days are over. Or maybe there was never any integrity. I don’t even know anymore. And I’m starting not to care.

  8. iman62 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:30 PM

    I see the nfl is using the Friday news dump to it’s fullest today. All of these fines should have been out earlier in the week.

  9. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 15, 2016 3:31 PM

    A $28,940 fine, + the worst loss of his career.
    /karma

  10. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:32 PM

    ……….Pac Man will take his $28,940.00 in one dollar bills and “let it rain” in Rodgers office…..

  11. mrpkg says: Jan 15, 2016 3:33 PM

    Make it rain for Roger Pac Man.

  12. ehsguy72 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:36 PM

    He’ll pay it with singles from his strip club stash

  13. jobotjones says: Jan 15, 2016 3:49 PM

    I’m not a Bengals fan, but let me see if I get this straight…
    Adam Jones get fined $28K for barely touching an overly aggressive official, yet the two Steelers coaches (Porter & Munchak) are fined a TOTAL of $20K???

    ___________

    Fines will always be larger for contact with an official etc as the NFL sees them as unprotected (not wearing pads) and could possibly be sued by the officials for unsafe work environment.

  14. zoellner25 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:49 PM

    Pacman should show up at Roger’s office and make it rain on his desk

  15. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 15, 2016 3:50 PM

    Wack Man’s whole “Brown was faking it” campaign was simply to deflect attention from his utmost act of stupidity. No doubt he’ll issue that “apology” now which actually should be to his teammates for sealing the game for the much-deserved-to-win-anyway Steelers.

  16. jocko1181 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:51 PM

    What a joke…

    Someone needs to tell Roger to wipe the Rooney s*** off his nose

  17. ohand16 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:04 PM

    UNFAIR

  18. kevo95 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:06 PM

    Good for this punk

  19. Deb says: Jan 15, 2016 4:14 PM

    Well, I’m glad the fines were evenly distributed–though my opinion on fining hasn’t changed. Infractions should be flagged on the field, not fined afterward. Fines should be saved for something egregious–fist-fighting, throwing a helmet into the stands … making contact with an official.

    The amount of Pacman’s fine has nothing to do with his popularity–or lack thereof–or which team he’s on. It’s about the number of disciplinary actions he’s had in his career and the seriousness of this infraction. The league takes manhandling officials pretty seriously.

  20. motsuret06 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:16 PM

    Pacman Jones is an accident looking for a place to happen. He should make it rain on his idiotic head. Scum bags like this get to play in the NFL while players like Tim Tebow get snubbed. So much for life in the No Fun League.

  21. gofor2with3pointlead says: Jan 15, 2016 4:27 PM

    Porter should be paying Jones’s fine as well as his own.

  22. Kolo Jezdec says: Jan 15, 2016 4:27 PM

    Jones did apologize, via instagram.

  23. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonsAndNeverToReturn says: Jan 15, 2016 4:34 PM

    And how much is Wallace Gilberry being fined for assaulting Coach Porter? Because that clearly did happen.

  24. Deb says: Jan 15, 2016 5:19 PM

    Porter should be paying Jones’s fine as well as his own.

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    No matter what Joey said about anything, it’s Pacman’s responsibility to keep his cool for the good of his team. That’s on him–just as it’s on Odell Beckham to keep his cool no matter what Josh Norman says. You’re not doing Jones any favors by trying to pretend his meltdown was Porter’s fault.

  25. headin4seven says: Jan 16, 2016 12:59 PM

    Should have been suspended for multiple violations of the idiot rule.

  26. makosalad says: Jan 16, 2016 8:28 PM

    How do these fines come down to the dollar?

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