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There’s a reason the NFL has been nicknamed the No Fun League.
The NFL started notoriously tough on unsportsmanlike conduct and taunting last season, and it continued into Week 1.
The league handed out five fines for unsportsmanlike conduct and harassing, totaling $54,783, according to NFL.com.
The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, Ja’Marr Chase, was hit the hardest, as he was penalized twice. One fine was worth $13,261 and the other was worth $10,609.
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Chase was punished for unsportsmanlike conduct when he yanked out the mouthpiece of a Pittsburgh Steelers player. He also gave the double pigeon to Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Buffalo Bills’ Stefon Diggs was fined $10,609 for mocking Los Angeles Rams’ Jalen Ramsey after his 53-yard touchdown in the season opener.
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Seattle Seahawks Jamal Adams, who has been out this season with a quad injury, was also fined that amount.
Chicago Bears cornerback Dane Jackson was fined $4,972 for taunting, and Denver Broncos linebacker Jonathon Cooper was awarded a $4,723 hit.
According to Spotac, $661,871 in fines was issued for 70 unsportsmanlike conduct and abusive violations.
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At the Week 1 pace, the NFL would penalize regular season players a total of $986,094.