Saints safety Roman Harper won’t verbally apologize for starting a fracas with Panthers receiver Steve Smith last week, but Harper will have to financially apologize to the NFL.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter passes along word that Harper was fined $15,000 for starting the melee.
It’s unclear if Smith or anyone from the Panthers will also be fined. I hope not. If I’m forced to write another post on the subject, I’ll have to think of another word for “fight” other than “fracas” and “melee.”