NFL releases list of fines for 2015 season

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NFL players who want to budget for fines during the 2015 season now know how much money they need to set aside.

The league has released the list of fines for offenses committed on the field this season.

The most expensive fines are for fighting and physical contact with officials. Those fines are $28,940 for a first offense and $57,881 for a second offense.

Some of the fines are a little hard to understand. For instance, the fine for taunting is the same as the fine for late hits and chop blocks: $8,681. At a time when the NFL says player safety is its top priority, you’d think that taking a cheap shot at an opponent would be treated more harshly than taunting an opponent, but in reality the fine is the same for both.

The full list of fines is here.

34 responses to “NFL releases list of fines for 2015 season

  1. Shouldn’t the NFL also publish a list of those Roger has already decided committed a crime for 2015?

    He has proven he has access to the Precogs and therefore is able to always intervene in the nick of time.

    Saves time and as we all know he is infallible.

  2. At a time when the NFL says player safety is its top priority, you’d think that taking a cheap shot at an opponent would be treated more harshly than taunting an opponent, but in reality the fine is the same for both.
    _____

    Hey, hurt feelings can be very damaging to a person.

  3. So Jacksonville weren’t fined for “Impersonating an NFL franchise”?

    Goodell must go!!

  4. Some of the fines are a little hard to understand.
    _____________________________________ $57,881? Why not just $58K?
    $28,940? uh $29K?

    What’s next?
    Offsides: on sale for week 12… 2 for $4999.99?
    Holding…BOGO! $12901.95!

  5. These fines are pocket change for NFL players. If they really mean to make a statement, they should be much larger fines. Essentially add a “0” to most of the values and maybe the players will care. Otherwise, the fines mean little to them.

  6. Funny. I don’t see anything that refers to altering/deflating/inflating or otherwise manipulating the pressure in a football.

    Given the immense importance the NFL has placed on such a heinous, borderline end-society-as-we-know-it type of act, I find that oversight shocking.

  7. You talk like this is a price list. It is supposed to be a deterrent. Like having a $150,000 fine for copying a DVD. And these amounts are peanuts for most athletes. This whole system is ridiculous – like managing children.

  8. So I can deck a ref for only $28k? How much for Goodell? I feel a kickstarted campaign in the offing.

  9. Late hits are typically incidental and chop blocks were legal until this year. So, suggesting that $8,681 fine isn’t taking both seriously is equally ridiculous as the fact that they even have a Penalty for Taunting. What is this, Grade school? These are grown adults & “taunting” is nothing more than trash talking, which belongs in sports / competition. Too many thin skinned people in this world today…

  10. Suspensions will solve a problem a lot faster than a fine. Case in point: Tom Brady more nervous than a cat in a room full of rocking chairs waiting on his appeal.

  11. As a lions fan I will definitely miss watching Suh play. However I won’t miss seeing him get fined every week for his bone head moves.

  12. The NFL rulebook and discipline reminds me of the Monty Python skit, where newlyweds wish to buy a bed

    it uses the same logic, and Goodell is the salesman

  13. There should be a 6 Million dollar fine for charging five million for a bogus report.

  14. You people ALL forget what is not being mentioned here…

    the NFLPA has made sure that players get minimal fines for a variety of infractions. DO NOT blame the NFL for the craziness b/c all of these players have union representation and THAT is what is driving all of the discipline inconsistency.

  15. The average NFL salary is 1.9 million per year. The average U.S. salary is about $30,000. In relation the $8,000 fine for chop blocking amounts to a $100 fine for the average U.S. worker.

  16. @pats4rings

    Thanks for the analysis. While 100 bucks is still substantial; I have a Manager that I despise that deserves a ChopBlock. It will be money well spent.

  17. Don’t forget the Hater Fine:

    Reserved for that special “Fan” that makes up all kinds of BS about a SB Championship team and oozes it out all over the internet.

    If we had a nickel for every time that has happened recently, we be making more $ than the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB combined

  18. @drinkingthedelicioustearsofhaters

    so not kicking Belichick out the league for getting caught cheating twice and allowing the Patriots to finish their cheating season and punishing them AFTER they win a super bowl is a witchhunt? Get a clue brother. Goodell is a huge Kraft/Patriots fan.

  19. hrimpdd says:
    Jul 27, 2015 5:16 PM
    Funny. I don’t see anything that refers to altering/deflating/inflating or otherwise manipulating the pressure in a football.

    Given the immense importance the NFL has placed on such a heinous, borderline end-society-as-we-know-it type of act, I find that oversight shocking.

    ———
    These are fines for on-the-field actions. Illegally tampering with footballs is an off-the-field issue. Follow the rules and you’re fine. Cheat and get caught: pay the consequences.

  20. infectorman says:
    Jul 27, 2015 7:06 PM
    Don’t forget the Hater Fine:

    Reserved for that special “Fan” that makes up all kinds of BS about a SB Championship team and oozes it out all over the internet.

    If we had a nickel for every time that has happened recently, we be making more $ than the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB combined
    ————-
    I suppose a lot of pats fans would be getting fined then.

  21. unbreakable02215 says:
    Jul 27, 2015 5:07 PM
    Is the fine for manipulating air in a football still $25,000 ?

    Yes. And the penalty for lying and impeding an investigation is 4 games.

  22. Some of the fines are a little hard to understand. For instance, the fine for taunting is the same as the fine for late hits and chop blocks: $8,681.
    ===============
    The fine for littering and the fine for doing 40 in a school zone is the same in some areas. The number doesn’t mean the infractions are equal.

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