Last week the NFL issued a memo to all teams regarding players faking injuries to stop the clock when a team is looking to no huddle and the punishment will be imposed to not just players but coaches and teams when fake injuries happen.
Well judging by this, they weren’t kidding.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the NFL decided that Saints defensive end Cam Jordan faked an injury during the team’s Monday Night Football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Per the report:
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Jordan was fined $50,000. His position coach, Ryan Nielsen, also was fined $50,000. Coach Dennis Allen was fined $100,000. And the Saints were fined $350,000.
The incident happened after a third-and-17 play by the Buccaneers, midway through the fourth quarter. As quarterback Tom Brady lined up the offense for fourth and 10, Jordan looked to the sideline, took a knee, and pointed to his lower left leg.
The source says that other camera angles reveal Jordan receiving direction from the sideline to go down.
Florio adds that the Saints aren’t the only team that will be getting fined as the NFL is working to eliminate this tactic that teams are using to slow down the flows of the game.