NFL takes action against DT Chris Jones for unsportsmanlike conduct

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Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle on Chris Jones

After officials fined Chris Jones for unsportsmanlike conduct during Kansas City’s 20-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3, the NFL has fined Jones for his actions.

The league has fined Jones $10,609 for unsportsmanlike conduct toward Colts quarterback Matt Ryan, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero Oct. 1.

Late in the fourth quarter of Kansas City’s Week 3 game against Indianapolis, Ryan was released by Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton at number 3 and 6 in Colts territory. The game was a massive one for Kansas City as they were leading 17-13 at that point in the game and got the ball back with about 4:30 left in the game.

However, a penalty flag was thrown after the game was over.

The penalty was for unsportsmanlike conduct on Chiefs All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones. Video review showed the flag was thrown after Jones spoke to Ryan after the play. The result was a 15-yard penalty and, more importantly, an automatic first down for the Colts

The Colts finished that drive with 76 yards in 16 plays and crowned it with a touchdown pass from Ryan to the rookie tight end Jelani forest, that was her second touchdown connection of the day. The touchdown gave Indy the lead and was enough to give the Colts their first win of the season.


No clarity on the reasons for the penalty

During his post-game press conference, Jones detailed his frustrations about the penalty and ahead of Kansas City’s Week 4 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jones aimed at the NFL for their lack of clarity regarding his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and the “offensive” language he used towards Ryan.

As of Wednesday, September 28, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he has not yet received further details on Jones’ sentence from the NFL. On Monday, said Reid The Chiefs would receive a report of the penalty from the NFL after the league received a report from officials. During his Sept. 29 interview with Sports Radio 810, Jones said he was not given any further information as to why he was tagged.

Despite all of this, the league fined Jones.


Twitter Responds to NFL Fining Jones

Twitter users reacted when the NFL fined Jones.

“Imagine being stopped for speeding and the officer doesn’t tell you what the speed limit is. The NFL fined Jones because their rules are subjective and poorly enforced,” wrote one Twitter user.

“So $10,000 for a few rude words? Doesn’t seem like a huge fine for something they threw a flag for,” wrote another user.

“Excuse me? These guys literally attempt first degree murder in every play but they only talk about words?” wrote another user.

“Okay, 10 grand and 15 yards. Now we need to know what he said. Sport is organized violence. Whatever happened to sticks and stones may break my bones…” wrote another user.

“Okay, the NFL really needs to relax, they fine guys $10,000 for talking shit? I would start a strike soon if I was the player. this is absurd,” wrote another user.

“Whatever Chris Jones said must have been bad since he didn’t tell the media,” wrote another user.

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