The NFL announced in a December memo that it would be taking a more serious stance on players and teams faking injuries. It's something that can happen to avoid too-many-men penalties, afford time to make extra substitutions or slow down a hurry-up offense.
Of course, the problem is that it's almost impossible to know whether someone is actually hurt or not.
Cam Jordan Fine
Well, the NFL has now shown just how serious they were by fining the Saints a combined $550,000 for EDGE rusher Cam Jordan apparently faking an injury in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 13 Monday Night Football game.
This is how the fines broke down throughout the Saints.
Jordan maintains there was no faking of any injury and that this has been an additional stressor on an already stressful situation.
Jordan says he clearly aggravated something and was injured during the Week 13 game, and initially laughed when he heard the fine, but once he heard the amount, that laughter quickly went away.
Jordan and the Saints have already said they will all appeal the fine, especially with how profoundly he has claimed his "innocence."
While the intentions behind this memo may have the right idea, it would be a huge blow if they issued the first one to a guy that didn't actually deserve the fine.
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