Allen Lazard wins appeal of taunting fine

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Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard took issue with a fine he received for taunting last month and filed a successful appeal with the team.

Lazard took out three Dolphins players with a block during a Christmas game and was fined, but not penalized, for motioning toward the players and counting to three with his fingers. On Friday, Lazard shared a notice telling him that the $10,609 has been rescinded upon appeal.

“After reviewing the arguments and video presented to me during this appeal, I have concluded that the evidence does not warrant a fine for this violation,” the letter read.

With that out of the way, Lazard can now shift his attention toward his impending free agency.

21 responses to “Allen Lazard wins appeal of taunting fine

  1. That fine was ridiculous. Good for Allen. It never should have had to be appealed. The No Fun League front offices are the ones that are ridiculous.

  2. “After reviewing the arguments and video presented to me during this appeal, I have concluded that the evidence does not warrant a fine for this violation,” the letter read.

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    So who’s idea was it to issue a fine in the first place? That person should fined instead for wasting everyone’s time.

  3. So league was unwilling to admit to their mistake and still called it a violation. It doesn’t save face but instead makes them look worse.

  4. I’m glad he won his appeal nothing against the Dolphins. He made a great play, and I think he was a bit shocked to see 3 defenders unable to stop him 😂

  5. cheeseisfattening says:
    January 20, 2023 at 4:14 pm
    Good. A Packer player finally won something this year.

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    What is it Viking fans say every year when the Packers are in the playoffs and The Vikings aren’t? One and done? Congratulations on an extra opportunity to embarrass yourselves at home.

  6. I saw the block live and Lazard’s reaction. It was priceless. Should never been fined.

    I’m really starting to dislike the NFL. It’s run by greed and hypocrisy. It’s a buzz kill for my favorite sport.

  7. cheeseisfattening says:
    January 20, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Good. A Packer player finally won something this year.

    I really enjoyed your team vomiting all over themselves last weekend in one of the ugliest buildings in the world.

  8. The No Fun League allows entire platoons to go into the end zone and act like idiots. Lazard was 5 or more yards behind the play, nowhere near the three players and he got stiffed. This would indicate there is at least one person at NFL headquarters with a brain.

  9. So apeeswhippingstick — like a team collectively vomited on itself on national TV in a game where the winner makes the playoffs? You always throw chunks of hard cheddar from your glass house?

  10. purpleguy says:
    January 20, 2023 at 5:55 pm
    — like a team collectively vomited on itself on national TV in a game where the winner makes the playoffs? You always throw chunks of hard cheddar from your glass house?

    No, we throw chunks of frozen tundra.. you know, that field that’s not too far from where we keep all of our Super Bowl trophies on display.

  11. Good for Allen, the fine was a joke to begin with and should never of been assessed in the first place.

    Lazard clearly wasn’t taunting.
    He was standing almost 7 yards away from the players in question and had a very amusing, spontaneous response to his good play.
    It’s no different than the clowns that practice and orchestrate celebrations after a score, first down, sack, or any other good play made on the field.

    At least somebody in the NFL offices finally applied some common sense to a landfill of hits and misses when it comes to situations like this.

  12. It’s good that Lazard won the appeal, but the lesson here is that the NFL’s taunting rules are such an unruly chaotic mess that you should never even give them the opportunity.

    Lazard appealed his fine, and won. No harm, no foul.

    If an official had thrown a flag on Lazard during the game–and considering the initial fine, it’s entirely plausible that an official would have–it would have been a 15-yard penalty, no possibility of appeal, negating a huge Aaron Jones run and potentially costing the Packers that game.

    Until the league gets its head out of its collective posterior, players simply can’t afford to take those chances.

  13. If he would have struck an official with his helmet in the midst of a hissy fit, there would have been no fine or penalty. Oh wait . . . it’s just our Vikings that get away with that.

  14. longjohnpeter says:
    January 20, 2023 at 5:11 pm
    What is it Viking fans say every year when the Packers are in the playoffs and The Vikings aren’t? One and done? Congratulations on an extra opportunity to embarrass yourselves at home.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    The all-time NFL record for one-and-done postseason appearances has been held by the Vikings and they effectively padded their stats last week.

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