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NFL Fines – Throwing a Football into the Stands

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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, but according to the NFL they do not fine players for handing a ball to a fan only if thrown or kicked into the stands thereby potentially endangering fans. 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 $30,387 $60,775
Verbal or Other Non-physical Offense Against Official $24,309 $48,620
 

Player Safety Rules and/or Flagrant Personal Foul(including, without limitation):

Suspension or fine; severity to be determined by degree of violation
(FINES LISTED ARE MINIMUMS).
Striking/Kicking/Kneeing $9,115 $18,231
Horse-Collar Tackle $18,231 $36,464
Face Mask $9,115 $18,231
Leg Whip $18,231 $36,464
Late Hit $9,115 $18,231
Spearing $24,309 $48,620
Impermissible Use of the Helmet (including illegal launching) $24,309 $48,620
Hit on Defenseless Player $24,309 $48,620
Blindside Block $24,309 $48,620
Roughing the Passer $18,231 $36,464
Low Block $9,115 $18,231
Chop Block $9,115 $18,231
 

Fighting

Fighting $30,387 $60,775
Unnecessarily Entering Fight Area (active involvement) $6,076 $12,154
Unnecessarily Entering Fight Area (no active involvement) $3,037 $9,115
 

Sportsmanship

Excessive Profanity; Other Unsportsmanlike Conduct (e.g., toward opponent[s], game personnel, fans, etc.) $12,154 $24,309
Taunting $9,115 $12,154
Football Into Stands $6,076 $12,154
 

Uniform

Foreign Substances on Body/Uniform $9,115 $18,231
Chin Straps $9,115 $12,154
Personal Messages $6,076 $12,154
(Additional fines may be imposed on team management and coaching staffs for condoning, permitting, etc., violations in this area)
Other Uniform/Equipment Violations $6,076 $12,154

On-Field Commercial Logo Violation

Considered violation of official league licensing agreements; suspension or fine; severity to be determined by degree of violation.

Gang Signing

Considered conduct detrimental to the league; suspension or fine; severity to be determined in accordance with provisions of the Personal Conduct Policy.

Starting in 2012, fine minimums will increase by 5 percent each year as stipulated in the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement. The increases continue throughout the duration of the current CBA.

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.