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.
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).
|Impermissible Use of the Helmet (including illegal launching)||$24,309||$48,620|
|Hit on Defenseless Player||$24,309||$48,620|
|Roughing the Passer||$18,231||$36,464|
|Unnecessarily Entering Fight Area (active involvement)||$6,076||$12,154|
|Unnecessarily Entering Fight Area (no active involvement)||$3,037||$9,115|
|Excessive Profanity; Other Unsportsmanlike Conduct (e.g., toward opponent[s], game personnel, fans, etc.)||$12,154||$24,309|
|*Football Into Stands||$6,076||$12,154|
|*According to the NFL, they do not fine players for handing a ball to a fan, only if the ball is thrown or kicked into the stands, potentially endangering fans.|
|Foreign Substances on Body/Uniform||$9,115||$18,231|
|(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.|
|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.