Titans center Ben Jones faced his old team on Sunday, and he took the trash talk too far.
Jones, who left the Texans for the Titans in free agency this offseason, was penalized for taunting Texans defensive lineman Christian Covington when the teams met last week. Now Jones has been fined as well.
The NFL docked Jones $9,115 for the taunting penalty, which occurred after Titans running back DeMarco Murray scored a touchdown.
The NFL is cracking down on taunting this season, with more penalties and more fines. The rule against taunting hasn’t changed, but the league has instructed officials to be increasingly vigilant about monitoring taunting. It appears that the league office is enforcing taunting with increasing vigilance as well.