Have they actually announced the punishment?
I do think it always sad to see a man lose his livelihood. I don’t want to see him have his life ruined over it. I personally am a big believer in second chances. People make mistakes and do absolutely dumb things. Sometimes it takes them a long time to admit it, sometimes they own right up to, and sometimes they may never own up to it at least publicly (maybe to God). Whatever the case is, hopefully they go on and do great things in the future learning from their mistakes. However, I do think it is likely that his “boss” is leaving him out to dry, at least publicly.
Yes... $25K fine... suspended for the remainder of this season.
NOTHING I hate more than bosses who tell you to do something, then run for the hills when the plan backfires.