Fines galore in NFL


December 23, 2017
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (left) runs against Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (right) during the first half of an NFL game in Oakland, California on Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)


Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was fined US$24,309 by the NFL yesterday for yelling at a game official last Sunday against Dallas.

At the end of the Cowboys' 20-17 victory, Oakland quarterback Derek Carr fumbled the ball out of the end zone while trying to dive for a touchdown. The play was ruled a touchback. An angry Lynch shouted at a sideline official and needed to be restrained by teammates.

Lynch, who was penalised for unsportsmanlike conduct, was suspended for one game in October after making contact with an official.

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard was fined US$12,154 for yelling at an official and being penalised for unsportsmanlike conduct after a no-call on what he thought was pass interference by Philadelphia in the end zone on teammate Evan Engram on a fourth-down pass with 43 seconds left in the Eagles' 34-29 win.

San Francisco's Elvis Dumervil was docked US$18,231 for roughing the passer on Tennessee's Marcus Mariota, while 49ers teammate Eric Reid was fined US$9,115 for an unnecessary roughness call.

Buffalo's Deon Lacey, Houston's Johnathan Joseph and Arizona's Alex Boone were each fined US$18,231 for horsecollar tackles.

Seattle safety Delano Hill was fined US$12,154 after he was ejected from the Seahawks' loss to the Rams for throwing punches at Los Angeles' Mike Thomas in the third quarter on a punt. The Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman was fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness during that game, while teammate Robert Quinn has to pay US$12,154 for an unsportsmanlike conduct call.

Washington's D.J. Swearinger was docked US$12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Jets' David Bass (facemask), Kansas City Charcandrick West (chop block) and Atlanta's Ricardo Allen (late hit out of bounds) were each fined US$9,115.

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