NFL is Being Fined

NFL Gets Fined For Touchdown Dances, Conflicting Brands, And More

Rebecca Donaldson

National Football League (NFL)  players are being fined for many different reasons. Some include touchdown dances, players wearing brands that conflict with league partners, and clothing.

The NFL has strict bylines to follow. When a player breaks one of the rules, they are usually fined or flagged.

The NFL rulebook states: ‘Two or more players engaging in prolonged, excessive, premeditated, or choreographed celebrations or demonstrations will be fined. In September, Chandler Jones and D.J. Swearingin were fined for choreographed celebration that lasted three seconds.

In 2014, Colin Kaepernick was fined for wearing pink Beats by Dre. Kaepernick was fined due to his partnership with Bose, a competing brand.

Chicago Bears receiver, Brandon Marshall, decided to wear green cleats to honor National Mental Health Awareness Month. In the 2013 game against the New York Giants, Marshall was fined $5,250. After paying the fine, Marshall donated the same amount to a shariah.

In 2012, Frank Gore was fined a total of $15,000. The 49ers player was fined twice for wearing his socks too low.

During a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Steelers safety, Troy Polamalu, was hit and sustained a mild concussion. He was removed from the game and watched from the sidelines. During this time he used a doctor’s cell to let his wife know he was okay. Polamalu was fined because using a phone during the game is against the rules.