Dwan Edwards fined $15,750

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Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards has been fined $15,750 by the NFL, PFT confirmed on Friday.

Edwards was penalized in the third quarter of the Panthers’ 21-20 Week 17 victory at Atlanta after hitting Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in the left leg on a first-down pass. The Panthers were assessed a 15-yard roughing-the-passer foul.

Edwards, 32, has recorded 20 tackles and three sacks in 11 games this season.

The Panthers are the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. They host a divisional-round game in Charlotte on Sunday, January 12 at 1:05 p.m. ET.

2 responses to “Dwan Edwards fined $15,750

  1. As a fan, I must say that it has gotten harder and harder to understand what is and is not penalty. In fact, I think the same thing could be said for officials which, at least in part, helps explain some of the sloppy officiating.

    I am not sure at what point the the NFL started going overboard with fines, but I think this is what has occured. I think it would be worthwhile to see the actual language in the CBA that allows the levying of fines.

    Fining used to be relatively uncommon. Now there is a litany of fines every week. Often the fines occur absent any apparent intent on the part of the “offending” player.

    Change is needed.

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