Two players fined for beer chugging get beer sponsorships

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Raise a glass to the No Fun League.

Two players who were fined last year for beer-chugging celebrations have received beer sponsorships. Via Thomas Barrabi of FOX Business, Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher and Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters are among the first NFL players to get individual Bud Light sponsorships under a new rule the league passed in 2019.

Both were fined $14,037 for beer-infused celebrations during the past season. Peters did it in Week 14, and Fisher did it in the postseason.

Also getting a sponsorship with Bud Light was Giants receiver Golden Tate, who posted a video on social media in 2018 during which he chugged a beer.

So the message to all players is clear: There’s a benefit to being seen chugging a beer, even if there’s a cost that precedes it.

And the NFL surely won’t complain. Bud Light agreed to a six-year, $1.4 billion sponsorship with the NFL back in 2015.

6 responses to “Two players fined for beer chugging get beer sponsorships

  1. Fined for chugging beer? Really?

    This Bronco fan has not had an alcoholic drink in over 40 years and even I think that’s ridiculous. These fellows are at least 21 years old and in the prime of life. Chuggin beer shouldn’t even be a conversation, let alone a violation of rules = unless they drink and drive

  2. If I’m not mistaken beer is a legal beverage. I’m not sure why drinking it is deserving of a fine. Kind of like how the owners have race horses, then lecture the players on the evils of gambling.

  3. I don’t have a problem with an adult doing either but I’m curious about something. For those that like to compare the NFL to their personal job.
    Just testing the waters which I’m sure will become hostile. It’s OK to chug a beer on the clock but it’s not OK to quietly take a knee on the clock?

    Neither of them bother me personally as long as they maintain control over themselves and are not physically harming anyone around them.

  4. I always laughed about this being fine-worthy when the NFL has massive sponsorships with beer companies. Peters almost looked like he was trying to shotgun his.

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