Fined more than Aaron Rodgers for uniform violations, CeeDee Lamb is confused

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The NFL fined Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers $14,650 for violations of the COVID-19 protocols for unvaccinated players. The NFL fined Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb $15,450 for his most recent uniform violation.

Lamb is confused, too.

“Annoy me? Nah. Confuse me a lot? Very much so yes,” Lamb said when asked about Rodgers’ fines. “I just don’t understand why I’m always the one getting fined for some reason. Untucked jersey. I don’t know.”

He lost $5,150 for a first infraction of the league’s ticky-tacky uniform rules after the Eagles game in Week 3. Lamb didn’t have his jersey tucked into his game pants. After the Week 4 game, Lamb saw his paycheck dockeed $15,450 for a second violation.

The NFL also fined him $10,300 for waving at Patriots cornerback Jalen Mills after Lamb’s game-winning touchdown catch in overtime in Week 6.

Teammate Amari Cooper recently questioned whether Lamb likes money.

“I would say that too just considering all the money I’ve been giving up at that time, six games, six weeks in a row, just consistently getting fined,” Lamb said Wednesday, via Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. “I would kind of think the same thing, but I do love money. For those that don’t know, I do like money. It’s kind of just critiquing myself a lot more on what they’re expecting and be better.”

Lamb said the league has not fined him the past two weeks. A third infraction for not having a jersey tucked in will cost Lamb $46,350.

He doesn’t understand the rules.

“Like I don’t know what I need to do honestly. I just know for sure I’m more conscious of it,” Lamb said. “Whenever . . . post tackle or anything, I guess I got to look down, pull my jersey down. Stuff like that. It’s weird. It’s very weird, considering the next time I get caught with my jersey untucked, I heard I get fined like $50,000 or something. That’s weird.”

Lamb was fined by the league for taunting Mills, but even that was perplexing because the NFL tweeted a video of his wave on its social media account. The caption read: CEEDEE SAID CEE-YA. The tweet later was deleted.

“They tweeted and deleted it, and after that I got fined,” Lamb said. “So there’s that. A week after, I did see a couple of people waving, but I’m not going to get into that.”

To top it off, Lamb complained that safety Harrison Smith choked him during the Cowboys’ win over Minnesota in Week 8. Harrison avoided a fine because the NFL said it appeared Smith’s thumb accidentally got caught in Lamb’s chin strap.

Lamb expressed surprise that Smith got off without being penalized or fined.

“Yes, considering I got fined, what was that for waving?” Lamb said. “I don’t know. It was something crazy and then for me to get choked on the sideline and the ref said his thumb was stuck in my helmet. That’s crazy. That’s nonsense.”

52 responses to “Fined more than Aaron Rodgers for uniform violations, CeeDee Lamb is confused

  1. The whole league is turning against Rodgers, as they should. Not even his own teammates want him around the facility.

  2. Whose more corrupt? Owners or the players?

    Made over 30+ million off fines last year. Tell me they ain’t trying to get their money back

  3. Well, not tucking your jersey in is WAY more egregious than flouting the league’s COVID protocols, jeopardizing your teammates’ and team staff’s health, then lying to everyone about it. I mean, c’mon! Not even close!

  4. This is a strange situation. Reading Lamb’s comments it’s easy to see that his true feelings are indifference towards it all. I hope the league gives him a break.

  5. I find this disturbing, especially because Lamb waived at Mills because Mills gave him a little cheap shot after beating him and winning the game. I though, Lamb could’ve acted way worse in that situation but he decided to take the high road and waive just to P** Mills off even more instead of pushing and shoving. Lamb has a case here in multiple ways. And on top of that, I might be wrong, but I thought a lot of NFL players have there jerseys to wear its neat not being tucked in, while giving them the ability to move like they have to playing this game? Not a good look NFL.

  6. The NFL has never been consistent or fair. It is a corporate profit machine with agendas and money to make problems go away. It operates without any real threat to its power and is basically much like an autocratic government. But its now getting exposed by rogue referees and inconsistent rules. They don’t care. People are addicted to watching and the ratings soar. If you’re searching for right and fair, the NFL will never provide that. In fact, they may be so arrogant as to view controversy as a ratings builder.

  7. Isn’t this the rules/fines the NFL an the NFLPA agreed to? Don’t like it? Have your union renegotiate the rules/fines. I assume the covid fines increase as you get fined for more violations.

  8. Good to see the NFL sees what Rodgers did is on the same level as CeeDee waving when it comes to the amount of their fines. NFL is a joke

  9. He’s got a point. The NFL is becoming just like the NCAA where it’s fully arbitrary how they handle punishments and fines

  10. Sometimes I wish I didn’t love football so much. There is no company I deal with- not my cable company, not my cell phone provider, not even my mortgage company, that I would rather kick out of my life than the NFL. Year after year, controversy after controversy, crisis after crisis, they get it wrong. Every time, without fail. They literally would make sex less fun if they were in charge of it.

    But I can’t quit it. And they know it.

  11. Kid there is no going back. The league started on James Harrison in 2010 and never looked back. Once they target you expect one or two fines per year.

  12. His jersey isn’t “untucked” – he clearly rolls it under because he thinks it looks cool. He knows what he’s doing and he’s not very bright, considering he was fined for the same thing two games in a row. Grow up.

  13. The way the league is going about things generally is rediculous. If there is a 3rd party who has access to the rest of the WFT investigation, they need to keep releasing stuff to bring the league to it’s knees. The league is a bully that needs to be punished.

  14. No need to be confused just simply pay your fine Cee Dee, & mind your own business. see how simple that was?

  15. The NFL as an organization is truly a joke, and not a good one. Time to clean house from top to bottom.

  16. Has Matt Judon ever been fined for the red sleeves/top? Sometimes when his jersey rides up it’s like he’s wearing a different uniform from everyone else on the field.

  17. When you play for America’s Team, you are the nationally televised game almost every week. You will be penalized and fined for every small infraction. Other teams, not so much.

  18. Being in Wisconsin, CeeDee is not wrong, how did we skirt true penalties? Things that make you say “hmmmm…”

  19. “Like I don’t know what I need to do honestly.”
    Zzzzzzzzzzzz

    Tuck your jersey in.

    Next.

  20. The whole league is turning against Rodgers, as they should. Not even his own teammates want him around the facility.
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    Lets see a single quote from a Packer to support that..

  21. For those commenting that the fines are part of the CBA: you’re right, but the point is the NFL’s enforcement of those negotiated fines. Rodgers violated the COVID protocols multiple times, but the NFL fined him as if he had one violation, whereas CeeDee Lamb is being fined as a repeat violation each week, with the escalating fines. Selecting enforcement is the problem, and it’s an NFL League office problem, not a CBA issue.

  22. Lamb is not the in wrong. The fact he got fined for waving, but Mills didnt for the cheap shot was ridiculous. Rodgers is a tool and got off free.

  23. remizak says: “Rodgers violated the COVID protocols multiple times, but the NFL fined him as if he had one violation, whereas CeeDee Lamb is being fined as a repeat violation each week, with the escalating fines.”
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    That’s not how it works. Ever.

    They didn’t go back and check every time Lamb had his shirt untucked in game either. Or that if he tucked his shirt back in and then came off again, that’s still not considered as two separate violations.

  24. akira0724 says:
    November 10, 2021 at 10:27 pm
    Your UNION negotiated those fines. Talk to them if you’re so “confused”.

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    You know how negotiations work, right? Generally, there are two (or more) parties, and one side can’t just get their way.

  25. That’s cause Rodgers is the GOAT and generates tons of revenue for the league. Cee Dee Lamb not so much.

  26. NFL has done a terrible job with uniform policy anyway. They might as well let them do whatever they want because that is the way it is trending. Used to be they all had the same color shoes and socks on which looked professional. Now players wear different color shoes and socks. Some have socks pulled down and jerseys out. Not a good look anymore.

  27. Jordan says:
    November 10, 2021 at 10:14 pm
    Whose more corrupt? Owners or the players?

    Made over 30+ million off fines last year. Tell me they ain’t trying to get their money back
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    I thought player fines were donated to charity. Am I wrong?

  28. If during the play, the defensive player pulls out the jersey of the player he’s tackling, does he get an even bigger fine?

  29. inozwetrust says:
    November 11, 2021 at 10:40 am
    Jordan says:
    November 10, 2021 at 10:14 pm
    Whose more corrupt? Owners or the players?

    Made over 30+ million off fines last year. Tell me they ain’t trying to get their money back
    ———————–
    I thought player fines were donated to charity. Am I wrong?

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    You are absolutely correct. Some of these people just need something to complain about, even if they have to make it up.

  30. The league steals from lots of players. They aren’t stupid enough to steal from guys like Rodgers. Lamb has done nothing in the NFL yet. Meanwhile Rodgers is a cash cow. Stop acting like anything in this country is fair and equal.

  31. Cant disagree with you CeeDee. They gave Brady 4 games for playing on a cold night In NE. The NFL has its head firmly in the sand.

  32. scottishvike says:
    November 11, 2021 at 7:46 am
    Has Matt Judon ever been fined for the red sleeves/top? Sometimes when his jersey rides up it’s like he’s wearing a different uniform from everyone else on the field

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    you’d think that standing out from the rest of the team would help opponents locate and stop him more easily. doesn’t appear that way though

  33. Well all this prove is Lamb isnt very smart. He was warned AND fined MULTIPLE times. Contrary to the example previously given about stealing 10 times, your not punished for the 9 times you werent caught. If I were to get caught for speeding today I wouldn’t get speeding tickets for every time I’ve sped since the last time being caught.

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