Last week, after getting fined $21,855 for reducing his helmet to provoke forcible contact with an opponent in Week 9, Raiders working again Josh Jacobs stated the NFL “gotta chill with the BS.”
Jacobs have been fined once more, for the identical infraction. And it’s the identical quantity, another $21,855.
It happened in the second quarter of Sunday night time’s sport in opposition to the Jets. And no flag was thrown. Which is usually the case with such infractions.
The rule is evident. A participant can’t decrease his helmet and ram it into an opponent. People won’t prefer it, but it surely’s the rule.
Also, Jacobs has the correct to attraction the effective. The NFL, which has been asserting all on-field fines this yr for the primary time, doesn’t disclose the end result of appeals.
Plenty of appeals are profitable. Those who’ve determined to climb onto a soapbox and complain in regards to the effective course of have to maintain that in thoughts. The NFL and the NFL Players Association have created your complete course of. It consists of listening to officers who’re collectively employed and paid by the league and the union.
If Jacobs objects to the effective, he can attraction. If he’s proper, he’ll prevail. If he’s flawed, he hasn’t had his pocket picked by the NFL. He’s had the principles enforced in opposition to him.