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There’s a reason the NFL got the nickname not fun league.
The NFL famously started repress unsportsmanlike behavior and taunt last season, and it continued into Week 1.
The league issued five fines for unsportsmanlike conduct and taunting, totaling $54,783, according to NFL.com.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase was the hardest hit, given that he was penalized twice. One fine was worth $13,261 and the other was worth $10,609.
Chase was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he ripped off the mouthpiece of a Pittsburgh Steelers player. He also has gave the double bird to Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Buffalo Bill’ Stefan Diggs was fined $10,609 for taunting Jalen Ramsey of the Los Angeles Rams after his 53-yard touchdown in the season opener.
Seattle Seahawks jamal adamswho is out for the season with a quad injury, was also fined that amount.
Dane Jackson of the Buffalo Bills was fined $4,972 for taunting, and Denver Broncos linebacker Jonathon Cooper was fined $4,723.
According to Spotac, $661,871 was issued in fines due to 70 unsportsmanlike conduct and provocation violations.
At Week 1 pace, the NFL would punish players for a total of $986,094 in the regular season.