7 Biggest Fines in NFL History
The NFL’s perennial bad boy is at it again. Ndamukong Suh, the Detroit Lions defensive tackle, is in the dock once more with the seventh fine of his career that could see him poorer by $31,500, according to ESPN. The 26-year-old’s hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden has paved the way for the seventh fine of his NFL career, and the second after his eye-popping six-figure fine last month. Unlike his act in September, Suh’s latest offense may escape the list of infamy in the NFL history books, but he is seemingly leaving no stone unturned in trying to leave a lasting impression on a not-so-desirable list where he already holds the top spot.
Here’s a look at the 9 biggest fines recorded in the history of the NFL for on-field misconduct, according to a compilation by the Associated Press. The list looks at players who have been fined more than $50,000, and does not include fines that were later reduced.
7. Dan Neil (Denver Broncos)
Amount: $52, 941; Year: 2001; for Violation
The Denver Broncos guard was handed down the hefty fine for two illegal leg whips in a losing cause against the Oakland Raiders. Interestingly, it was the second straight week that the Houston-born Neil was penalized. He incurred a $15,000 penalty in the previous week after breaking the leg of New England Patriots linebacker Bryan Cox.