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Richard Sherman fined $7,875 for on-field celebration
NFL.com ^ | 25 January 2014 | Dan Hanzus

Posted on 01/25/2014 5:35:54 AM PST by gooblah

Richard Sherman fined $7,875 for on-field celebration 879

By Dan Hanzus Around the League Writer Published: Jan. 24, 2014 at 05:54 p.m. Updated: Jan. 24, 2014 at 07:17 p.m.

Richard Sherman's on-field celebration in the NFC Championship Game has come at a cost.

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1 posted on 01/25/2014 5:35:54 AM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

I wonder why they didn’t just round it off to $7,900 or maybe $8,000........I hate writing “Seven Thousand eight hundred seventy-five dollars and 00/cents” on a check.......


2 posted on 01/25/2014 5:39:06 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I don’t think he writes a check, rather it’s withheld from his game check by the team and sent to the NFL.


3 posted on 01/25/2014 5:43:27 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: gooblah

Actually it was money well spent. This guy is way more famous now than he was a week ago. Actually a pretty interesting fellow. Watch his YouTube press conferences.


4 posted on 01/25/2014 5:43:45 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Hot Tabasco

Having to write $7,875.00 then Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy Five and no cents is the punishment. The amount isn’t even walking around money.


5 posted on 01/25/2014 5:45:05 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

A random fine generator?


6 posted on 01/25/2014 5:45:19 AM PST by csvset
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To: Hot Tabasco

I was thinking it was a $7890 violation.


7 posted on 01/25/2014 5:49:37 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: gooblah

That’s just chicken-s—t money to him.


8 posted on 01/25/2014 5:54:42 AM PST by servo1969
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Sherman only makes 550K right now.


9 posted on 01/25/2014 5:54:53 AM PST by EEGator
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To: gooblah

NFL Management = IDIOTS


10 posted on 01/25/2014 5:55:18 AM PST by microgood
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To: gooblah

It’s a league full of players that don’t see anything wrong with breaking out the self-congratulatory gyrations and chest slapping after even moderately successful plays. The cool players can’t self police the dancing jerk wads even if they wanted to, so fruity capering and posing is now the norm. NBA has the same thing, the penalty system, modern officiating and multiple reviewable replay angles make self policing impossible. NFL also has so few games in a season no one can risk the outcome of a single game over policing gyrating celebrations.

“If he played baseball would get a high and tight fastball.” J. Verlander via twitter

There’s a reason no one is making a choke sign to a pitcher after drawing a walk.

Freegards


11 posted on 01/25/2014 6:02:00 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: gooblah

I do not understand why he was fined. All I have heard this week has been how smart and classy he is.
Why he even graduated from Stanford with a 3.9 grade point ave.
Even Greta apologized for making a “hasty decision” when she called him a thug.
In todays NFL, for every Peyton Manning, there seems to be 50 or so Richard Shermans. Damn few class acts.


12 posted on 01/25/2014 6:03:34 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: EEGator

By pro football standards that is not in the top 50%. But by any other standard 550K aint chump change.


13 posted on 01/25/2014 6:06:09 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Tupelo

Hey, what’s a little ‘roid-raging rant among friends?


14 posted on 01/25/2014 6:06:31 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Tupelo

I’m surprised there was any fine even though at least the taunting aspect was against the rules. Once the racial angle was brought in I’m sure whatever punishment was being considered was seriously reduced.


15 posted on 01/25/2014 6:07:46 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: gooblah

Just wondering, where does all the money go for these fines that are imposed on NFL, NBA, NHL, etc. players? Anyone know? Because someone’s always getting fined, and its usually in the tens of thousands of dollars. That’s gotta add up.


16 posted on 01/25/2014 6:08:27 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: FrdmLvr

The NFL gives the funds from player fines to various charities.


17 posted on 01/25/2014 6:15:57 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: FrdmLvr

“All on-field fine money collected by the NFL is used for charitable purposes. These funds have been used to support retired player programs, including the NFL Player Care Foundation and NFLPA Players Assistance Trust; disaster relief initiatives; and health-related charities.”

That was a good question, I didn’t know either. This is from a 2010 NFL communications statement.

Freegards


18 posted on 01/25/2014 6:19:07 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: gooblah

The fine is for his on-the-field taunting of Crabtree during game-time and is appropriate; the NFL frowns on ratcheting up the rhetoric ^in the game^ to where some ugliness may result.

As for Sherman’s post game rant...well, all I can say is that the media ought to think twice about sticking a microphone in the face of someone who (i) just broke up the biggest pass play of his season and, then (ii) was caught taunting the opposition over that same play.

Adrenalin is a harsh mistress and the media should know better. Really, next time catch up with him in the tunnel or locker-room.

Overall, FOX was stupid to go for the “instant” interview. Lesson learned? (prollynot)


19 posted on 01/25/2014 6:21:28 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: gooblah

As of last Sunday:

(i) “thug” has become a dog-whistle for racism.
(ii) “dog-whistle is a racist comparison (thank you Mohammed, piss be upon hi).

No win-win, only lose-lose for the “crackah” population...which is about 80% of the NFL demographic.


20 posted on 01/25/2014 6:25:29 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
indulge me while i clean that up...

OP:
As of last Sunday:
(i) “thug” has become a dog-whistle for racism.
(ii) “dog-whistle is a racist comparison (thank you Mohammed, piss be upon hi).
(ii) “dog-whistle" is a racist comparison (thank you Mohammed, piss be upon him).
No win-win, only lose-lose for the “crackah” population...which is, what, about 80% of the NFL demographic.

21 posted on 01/25/2014 6:32:24 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Seventy Eight Hundred Seventy Five & 00/100.


22 posted on 01/25/2014 6:49:14 AM PST by onedoug
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To: gooblah

Same as fining me twenty bucks. He won’t miss it.


23 posted on 01/25/2014 6:57:43 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
No win-win, only lose-lose for the “crackah” population...which is about 80% of the NFL FAN demographic.

Added for clarification.

24 posted on 01/25/2014 7:00:56 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: onedoug

A dollar three fiddy


25 posted on 01/25/2014 7:27:54 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I hate writing “Seven Thousand eight hundred seventy-five dollars and 00/cents” on a check.......

Just think if he were required to write that in cursive!! His signature may be hard enough to write in cursive.

26 posted on 01/25/2014 7:48:10 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

LOL


27 posted on 01/25/2014 7:55:33 AM PST by onedoug
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To: JimRed

Gracias, well played.


28 posted on 01/25/2014 8:07:52 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: onedoug

; )


29 posted on 01/25/2014 8:28:46 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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