NFL fines DK Metcalf $29,785 for arguing with official over uncalled DPI

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The NFL fined Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf $29,785 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Officials penalized Metcalf for arguing with an official over an uncalled defensive pass interference penalty in the end zone early in the third quarter Sunday.

Metcalf twice pointed a finger at the official.

On third-and-eight from the Tampa Bay 22, Geno Smith tried to hit Metcalf on a fade route in the end zone. The pass was incomplete, but Metcalf believed Bucs defensive back Jamel Dean interfered with him. The only flag called was for Metcalf arguing.

Metcalf finished with six catches for 71 yards in the team’s loss to Tampa Bay.

18 responses to “NFL fines DK Metcalf $29,785 for arguing with official over uncalled DPI

  1. This fine is almost 3x as much as the guy from WAS who yanked on Dallas Goedert’s facemask so hard he is now on IR. Why?

  2. DK is often mugging DB’s then complaining that the DB made contact despite the fact he almost always initiates the contact. Watch the Seahawks games and its easy to see. If he didn’t initiate so much contact he would get more DPI calls.

  3. donbat67 says:
    November 19, 2022 at 11:51 pm
    Fining guys over words ?
    ____________

    Much more than mere words. Metcalf was screaming, pointing his finger, and threatening physical harm against another man. He was seriously out of control.

  4. It’s about time the refs got fined instead. Maybe then they’d start doing a better job.

  5. Face it, NFL officiating is terrible. Until these tightwad billionaires pay full time officials you are not going to see any improvement!

  6. If I could make one rule change, it would be to make it a 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to ever ask for a penalty. I’m sick of receivers and quarterbacks griping after every play. Just play the game and let the refs call the game.

  7. The guy held his arm while the ball was in the air. He should have complained.

    But the NFL wanted Tom to get a win in another country.

  8. NFL officials are the most protected class of people in sports. There’s little accountability for their incompetence.

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