What players could be fined for during the 2014 NFL season



The other day the NFL released their updated list of finable offenses and the monetary value of those fines. The numbers are at a minimum so obviously depending on how serious the offense or the player in question that number could go up.

It’s probably noteworthy to point out that the league didn’t have any specific fine for ‘gang signing’ which I’m assuming has at least something to do with what has come out about Aaron Hernandez.

For comparison’s sake here’s last year’s list (via CSN Bay Area):

(Posted fine amounts are for first offense/second offense)

Offense Against Game Official 
Physical Contact with Official $26,250/$52,500
Verbal or other Non-Physical Offense $21,000/$42,000

Player Safety Rules and/or Flagrant Personal 
Foul (including, without limitation): Suspension or fine; severity to be determined by degree of violation
(Fines listed are minimum)
Striking/Kicking/Kneeing $7,875/$15,750
Horse Collar Tackle $15,750/$31,500
Face Mask $7,875/$15,750
Leg Whip $15,750/$31,500
Late Hit $7,875/$15,750
Spearing $21,000/$42,000
Impermissible Use of the Helmet (including illegal launching) $21,000/$42,000
Initiating Contact with Crown of Helmet (new for 2013) $21,000/$42,000
Hit on Defenseless Player $21,000/$42,000
Blindside Block $21,000/$42,000
Roughing the Passer $15,750/$31,500
Low Block $7,875/$15,750
Chop Block $7,875/$15,750

Fighting $26,250/$52,500
Unnecessarily Entering Fight Area (active involvement) $5,250/$10,500
Unnecessarily Entering Fight Area (no active involvement) $2,625/$10,500

Excessive Profanity; other Unsportsmanlike Conduct (e.g., toward opponent(s), game personnel, fans, etc.) $10,500/$21,000
Taunting $7,875/$10,500
Football Into Stands $5,250/$10,500

Foreign Substances on Body/Uniform $7,875/$15,750
Chin Straps $7,875/$10,500
Personal Messages $5,250/$10,500
(Additional fines may be imposed on team management and coaching staffs for condoning, permitting, etc., violations in this area)
Other Uniform/Equipment Violations $5,250/$10,500

h/t: Next Impulse Sports, theScore, CSN Bay Area


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