Pead suspension will result in four-figure fine for Rams

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Earlier this month, the Seahawks provided a reminder of a five-year-old rule that imposes fines on teams having players with multiple league-imposed suspensions in the same season.  Though the league wouldn’t confirm it, the available facts indicated that the Seahawks paid more than $60,000 in fines last year, as a result of three suspensions under the performance-enhancing drugs policy.

Another team in the NFC West will be paying money to the league under that same principle in 2013.  As pointed out by Howard Balzer on Twitter, the suspensions of Rams guard Rokevious Watkins and running back Isaiah Pead for one game each will result in the Rams forfeiting 25 percent of the money Pead loses during his suspension.

It equates to only $8,434.56.  However, for the next suspension in 2013, the percentage climbs to 33 percent of the lost pay.  Then to 50 percent.

Then again, owner Stan Kroenke can afford it.

Meanwhile, the Rams have experienced multiple problems with multiple members of a supposedly stellar 2012 draft class.  We’ll be breaking it all down in detail on Saturday morning.

Some would call that a tease.  I prefer to call it an I’m-tired-and-I-wanna-go-to-bed cop out.

15 responses to “Pead suspension will result in four-figure fine for Rams

  1. What’s a “Pead” suspension, do players get that for going number 1 not in bathrooms?

  2. That $60k should be $6MM.

    That way teams would have to compensate by giving players open-ended contracts where they get the bulk of their money if and when they can complete the job without having a supreme meltdown.

    Stop wasting money on all of the guys that don’t deserve it and bust out for one reason or another, and keep more money available for the guys that work hard and do a good job and thus earn that big money.

  3. I knew exactly where you were going with “I’m-tired-and-I-wanna-go-to-bed”. Either I’m getting better or you’re becoming more obvious.

    Classic film-making, balancing great effects with superb acting and direction.

  4. Mr Peaad, “Your Honor, I punched WHO? That was my posse not me”. $350 plus time served.

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