The Saints Were Hit With Serious Fines Over A Unique Incident


A New Orleans Saints helmet is seen on the field before the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on October 13, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida.
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The New Orleans Saints are having a disaster of a season.

They have yet to figure out their quarterback situation, despite playing in a very winnable division.

New Orleans had an awful loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Monday that just about ended all hopes of them making a run.

To make matters worse, the Saints were fined a large sum of money for faking an injury by Cam Jordan.

In total, the Saints were fined $550,000 for the incident.

This is a dangerous path the NFL is heading down if they are going to start fining players and teams for injuries.

Now they will need to check every injury to make sure they are serious or not.

In a sport with a 100% injury rate, it will be interesting to see how they monitor that moving forward.

Plus, the Saints came out with a statement that said Jordan was indeed injured.

He even had an MRI on his foot the next day confirmed a mid-foot sprain.


So How Will The NFL Respond To That?

Whether Jordan suffered the injury on the play in question or not, it is still a bad look for the NFL.

But, this has not been the only time a player has been fined for faking an injury.

Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates was fined $50,000 for the same thing last week.

This issue will be something the NFL will have to take a look at in the offseason.

But, for the rest of this season, it seems like the NFL is content with fining teams and players who may be faking injuries.


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