- Interestingly, there are a lot of good teams that were heavily fined, and a lot of crappy ones that weren’t. The four most heavily fined teams combined to go 45-19 last year. The four least fined teams went 22-42. I’m not sure if that’s coincidental or not.
- The Ravens, as you can see, were the heaviest fined team in the league, with $237,875. Only $41,500 of those fines came from players that are still with the team. Ed Reed had $126,000 in fines. That was more than 22 teams.
- The team the Ravens played in the AFC Championship Game, the Patriots, had the 2nd most money in fines. Bill Belichick ($50,000) and the kicker ($15,750) even contributed to the total. Cheaters. The only other head coach to be fined was John Fox, for bullying the replacement refs. I’m not sure how Jim Harbaugh didn’t get pinched for any of hisweekly temper tantrums. My 13 month old daughter has more composure.
- Assistant coaches Kyle Shanahan (Redskins) and Jack Del Rio (Broncos) were each fined $25,000 for berating replacement officials. They were not noted in the place where I aggregated this data. Because there may be other assistant coaches that were fined that I’m not aware of, I omitted Shanny Jr. and Jack.
- Dashon Goldson was fined 4 times. That was the most in the league.
- The Vikings had 5 multiple offenders. Three times: Jasper Brinkley. Two times: Harrison Smith, Everson Griffin, Jared Allen, Matt Kalil.
- Jason Babin was fined while playing with two teams, the Eagles and the Jags.
- No fines for James Harrison.
- Al Davis is smiling wherever he is that his Raiders are still dirty.
- The Redskins had the 7th most fines. They also have the most player suspensions for PEDs and/or substance abuse since 2011.
The Giants finished a modest 13th, but the $30K fine against Kenny Phillips was allegedly overturned on appeal. That would reduce the Giants' total fine amount to $78, 750 and move them down to 18th on the list.
From Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York on Nov 23, 2012:
New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips said Friday he won his appeal and had his $30,000 unnecessary roughness fine from September overturned.
Phillips was fined for hitting Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson on a pass play during which no flag was thrown in the Giants' 41-34 win on Sept. 16.