Earlier today, in an item listing various instances of cheating in the NFL, we mentioned that the Chargers were fined $20,000 in connection with the investigation regarding a towel that was suspected of possibly having a banned substance on it.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the fine was later overturned on appeal.
So the Chargers ultimately paid nothing. And they ultimately were found to be not guilty of any violation of the rules, since the fine came not from the use of the towel but from the failure to produce the towel quickly enough once suspicion arose.
That doesn’t change the fact that cheating happens a lot in the NFL.