Dunlap, Howard fined for Pacman-Cooper undercard fight

AP

The two players involved in the undercard fight to the Pacman Jones-Amari Cooper battle were fined for their actions.

The NFL confirmed today that it fined Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap and Raiders offensive tackle Austin Howard $8,681 apiece for unnecessary roughness. Dunlap and Howard went at it in the tussle that primarily focused on Jones and Cooper.

The league also confirmed that Jones was fined $35,000 for slamming Cooper’s head into his helmet. Cooper was not fined for punching Pacman.

Many league observers were surprised that Jones was only fined, not suspended, for a cheap shot that was well outside the bounds of fair play. Given the number of players involved in the melee and the league’s emphasis on avoiding fights on the field, there easily could have been more than two other players fined as well. Overall, the players involved in this fight got off easy.

34 responses to “Dunlap, Howard fined for Pacman-Cooper undercard fight

  1. @henryjones20

    Your ignorance is on display. If Goodell was reasonable with his discipline, he would still be able to suspend. It is the fact that he was so outrageous that put him and the NFL in this position

  2. Adam jones has had his neck fussed. I personally dont blame him for reacting that way hes one jarring blow to the head away from being crippled

  3. shovelhunter says:
    Sep 18, 2015 8:01 PM

    Adam jones has had his neck fussed. I personally dont blame him for reacting that way hes one jarring blow to the head away from being crippled
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    Then he shouldn’t be playing football. At ANY level. Because you’re gonna get hit everywhere.

  4. I agree with the fine for Adam Jones and he is no longer Pac Man so please stop calling him that. He has not had that nickname for several years. However my problem is that Amari Cooper did not get fined. He actually started the melee by throwing a punch at Adam’s throat so he should have been fined also. This just shows the incompetence of Goodell as commissioner. He is so up and down on his decision making. For those that think Jones should have been suspended all I have to say is actually watch the entire play leading up to that because Cooper started the dirty play by his throat punch but Jones will never get the benefit of the doubt just because of his past problems off of the field.

  5. Frankly, it’s the only fight we showed all day. Howard should have had 9 other guys in there helping him. If it was 1974, he would have.
    I miss the 70’s…sigh

  6. I don’t agree with cheap shots like Pacman displayed but it’s funny to me when guys who never played the game try to explain how guys should behave while playing.

  7. bengalsfan73 says:
    Sep 18, 2015 8:22 PM
    I agree with the fine for Adam Jones and he is no longer Pac Man so please stop calling him that. He has not had that nickname for several years. However my problem is that Amari Cooper did not get fined. He actually started the melee by throwing a punch at Adam’s throat so he should have been fined also. This just shows the incompetence of Goodell as commissioner. He is so up and down on his decision making. For those that think Jones should have been suspended all I have to say is actually watch the entire play leading up to that because Cooper started the dirty play by his throat punch but Jones will never get the benefit of the doubt just because of his past problems off of the field.
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    I’m a Bengals fan too but cmon. Was he Pacman when he punched the girl at the bar last year? You know he’s always been a POS.

  8. Ringheadcrusher i take you have no clue what sort of legal fees he has piled up. He has no choice but to play

  9. I may be proven wrong in this but I call bs on Pacman’s accusation that Cooper punched him in the throat. 1st correct me if im wrong but wasn’t it one of Jones teamates that said Pacman told him he was just retaliating because Amaribpeeciously punched him in the throat and to my knowledge I still haven’t heard Pacman come out and say it publically that Amari hit him in the throat 1st.
    Maybe he did but if so why wouldn’t Adam just coke out and say it that day as to defend himself. Why would he protect Amari? Without hearing it from Pscman him (maybe he also said it in public) I don’t buy it). I think it’s an excuse he made up to teamates as to not lose the locker room. 2nd w the tons and tons of cameras covering the game Oacman just needs to say when the si-called punch happened and the media could easily go back to that part of the game for all to c. Gil i c it for myself sorry I’m not gonna just take his word for it. I think he just used it as an excuse not to have locker room turn against him and say he more trouble than he’s worth. I’m also not gonna take a

  10. The “undercard” joke is lame. Using it twice is just sad.

    This is the only thing that suspensions should be for though. Stop trying to police morality with suspensions for off-field incidents.

    As for cheaters, well first offense should be a year ban, second offense a lifetime ban. PEDs or otherwise.

  11. First the nad punches, now head slamming. Whats next Adam, brass knuckles?

    This moron should have been ejected, then suspended indefinitely if for anything not showing any sign of remorse, and then saying he might do it again !!

    What a steaming #2..

  12. People actually exist who think a depressurized football is egregious, but punching someone in the throat or smashing them in the head with a helmet is, somehow, not. SMH.

    And yes, Roger Goodell is a rank incompetent who arbitrarily– and clumsily– enforces the rules.

  13. bunglesfan73 said “I agree with the fine for Adam Jones and he is no longer Pac Man so please stop calling him that. He has not had that nickname for several years.”

    Pac Man… Pac Man… Pac Man… Pac Man… that little dude doesn’t get to demand respect and then act like a fool. He’s acting like Pac Man, so he gets called “Pac Man”.

    Cooper on the other hand has never been a troubled player, never been a dirty player, never embarrassed his team for all the world to see – over and over – and therefore HE gets some deference and respect. First of all he blocked Pac Man all over the place and Punk Man didn’t like it… I looked all over Youtube for a video of the play where you say Cooper “Threw a punch” at Jones, no luck. I assume if anything like that happened it was hard-nosed football, pushing off, establishing a route – which is what Cooper has been known for his entire collegiate career and which we saw ample evidence of on Sunday. Kid’s a decent kid and a beast. Pac man? Just a punk.

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