Saints’ Cameron Jordan’s agent rips ‘idiotic’ NFL fine
The New Orleans Saints received a $550,000 fine after defensive end Cameron Jordan allegedly faked an injury during the team’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday.
While Jordan and the Saints resisted ‘s request for discipline, the agent representing the defensive lineman also appeared to defend his client. The NFL accused the team in a deliberate attempt to delay the game.
Buccaneers’ Rachaad White fumbles the ball against Cameron Jordan of the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on Dec. 5, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.
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“We are appealing the idiotic fine by @NFL what a joke- @camjordan94 more details to follow,” Doug Hendrickson, Jordan’s agent, wrote in a tweet.
Saints coach Dennis Allen was fined $100,000, co-defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen was fined $50,000 and Jordan was fined $50,000. Pro Football Talk was first to report the fine. The Saints denied Jordan inflicted an injury and issued a statement explaining it.
New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen watches from the sideline during the Buccaneers game in Tampa, Fla., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.
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“Defensive end Cameron Jordan felt foot pain following a third down play and sought medical attention,” the team said. He was taped and allowed to continue the game after he was examined by the medical staff. An MRI was performed in New Orleans the next day and it was confirmed that he had suffered an acute mid-foot sprain. He has been coming to the facility every day for treatment of the injury he sustained on the play. “
Jordan referred to the fine as an “added stressor without reason”. “
He said: “Is the public allowed to see fines imposed by the nfl? This should be known, I feel. Some of the fines are ridiculous, but this one is absurd. Anyways, & what is a “deliberate action that delays game” before a tm punch? According to The Associated Press, the NFL sent a memo to all teams reminding them to maintain the integrity of the game on Dec. 2.
New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan between plays against the Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.
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The league “continues to emphasize the importance of upholding the integrity of the game and competitive fairness as our highest priority. The memo stated that there were multiple instances where clubs tried to stop play this season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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