Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin were each fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct after the players raised middle fingers in separate games Sunday, sources told ESPN.
Burfict stuck both of his middle Malcolm Johnson Womens Jersey fingers up toward the stands late in the fourth quarter of the Bengals’ 16-12 home loss to the Bills.
The fine is Burfict’s second of the season. He was fined $75,000 for allegedly stomping on the leg of Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount.
That one person is Matthew Stafford. But it could be so many players on the Lions roster these days. How they’ve managed to do this is tough to explain, and the Lions aren’t trying to find a reason anymore. They’ve accepted that this is the way they are.
In some ways, it goes back to when the schedule first came out. Safety Glover Quin said some of the players looked at the schedule when it was released, saw few national television opportunities and simply said, “good.”
They liked the idea of playing at 1 p.m. on Sundays, being Nate Orchard Womens Jersey underneath the national consciousness, taking it week to week and just seeing what happens. What happened is the Lions became a compelling story, an interesting team winning in the most surprising ways.
Detroit has won six of its past seven games and leads the NFC North. Chaos does not bother this team — not at all.
“It hasn’t been pretty,” Quin said. “But we go out at 1 o’clock, play good football and find a way to get a win.
“And [on Thursday], the whole world got to see what you guys been seeing every week. Let’s go out, play football. It’s a close game, and we find a way to win.”