NFL Fine for Throwing a Football into the Stands, Plus Other High Crimes and Misdemeanors

Have you ever wondered what the NFL fine is for throwing a ball into the stands or when a player kicks a football into the stands? We have that answer below. Also, here’s the current list of other NFL fines imposed on players and coaches.

Violation First Offense Second Offense
Offense Against Game Official
Physical Contact with Official * $36,148 $72,299
Verbal or other Non-Physical Offense Against Official * $28,917 $57,840
Player Safety Rules and/or Flagrant Personal Foul (including, without limitation):
Striking/Kicking/Kneeing $10,815 $15,965
Horse Collar Tackle * $15,450 $20,600
Face Mask $10,300 $15,450
Leg Whip $15,450 $20,600
Late Hit $10,300 $15,450
Use of the Helmet/ Spearing/ Launching * $20,600 $41,200
Hit on Defenseless Player * $15,000 $20,600
Blindside Block * $15,450 $20,600
Roughing the Passer * $15,450 $20,600
Low Block $10,815 $15,965
Chop Block $10,815 $15,965
Fighting * $36,148 $72,299
Leaving Bench Area During a Fight $10,815 $15,965
Unsportsmanlike Conduct $12,875 $18,025
Taunting $10,300 $15,450
Football Into Stands $7,210 $12,360
Foreign Substances on Body/Uniform $5,150 $10,300
Chin Straps/Shoulder Pads/ Thigh, Knee Pads/ Over Built Facemask $5,150 $10,300
Unapproved Visor Tint or Lack of Brand Marks $5,150 $10,300
Personal Messages $10,300 $15,450
Unauthorized Logo/ Branding or Intellectual Property $10,300 $20,300
Uniform Violations (Socks, Jersey, Undergarments etc.) $5,150 $15,450
Gang Signing Considered conduct detrimental to the League; suspension or fine; severity to be determined in accordance with provisions of the Personal Conduct Policy.

The fines collected do not go to the NFL, but instead go to programs for former players. The Players Association and the league have agreed to donate fine money through the NFL Foundation to the NFL Player Care Foundation and the Gene Upshaw Players Association’s Players Assistance Trust.

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