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These new roughing the passer rules have affected players' wallets more than hitting the quarterback. Saints defensive tackle David Oneyemata is the latest player to get hit with this fine. 

Occasionally, for players that are on minimum or lower contracts, the cost of the fine is more than they make per game, leaving them not only without a paycheck for the game but in fact, they owe the NFL money. Luckily for Onyemata, there's a loophole for this exact scenario. 

That's gotta be a huge relief. It's also a great policy by the NFL. The new penalty and level of the fines are ridiculous enough, for younger guys or guys trying to stay in the league, it can be a lifesaver. 25 percent is still a lot, but at least it doesn't empty your bank account. Top players wouldn't even notice the dent in their paycheck for that amount.


Whatever Oneyemata ends up paying, he'll definitely be more careful attacking the quarterback when he sees that reduced check in his account this week.


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