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NFL schedule of fines for 2016 season

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The NFL fines for the 2016 season are subject to an automatic 5% increase from the previous season, according to the provision of the collective bargaining agreement with the players union and the league.

Offenses against game officials

Violation First Offense Second Offense
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 fouls

Including the following, without limitation. For first or second offense, suspension or fine is possible; severity to be determined by degree of violation (fines listed are minimums).

Violation First Offense Second Offense
Striking/kicking/kneeing $9,115 $18,231
Face mask
Late hit
Low block
Chop block
Horse-collar tackle $18,231 $36,464
Leg whip
Roughing the passer
Spearing $24,309 $48,620
Impermissible use of the helmet (including illegal launching)
Hit on defenseless player
Blindside block

Fighting

Violation First Offense Second Offense
Fighting $30,387 $60,775
Unnecessarily entering fight area (active involvement) $6,067 $12,154
Unnecessarily entering fight area (no active involvement) $3,037 $9,115

Sportsmanship

Violation First Offense Second Offense
Excessive profanity; other unsportsmanlike conduct* $12,154 $24,309
Taunting $9,115 $12,154
Football into stands† $6,076 $12,154

*Conduct directed toward opponents, game personnel, fans, etc.
Fines assessed when a player deliberately throws a ball into the stands. If the player hands the ball to a specific fan or a designated person, this is not a fine, as it does not create a fan-safety issue.

Uniform

Additional fines may be imposed on team management and coaching staffs for condoning or permitting violations in this area.

Violation First Offense Second Offense
Foreign substances on body/uniform $9,115 $18,231
Chin strap violations $9,115 $12,154
Personal messages $6,076 $12,154
Other uniform/equipment violations

‡Except those that are advertising, which is an on-field commercial logo violation.

On-field commercial logo violation

Considered violation of official league licensing agreements. For first or second offense, suspension or fine is possible; severity to be determined by degree of violation.

Gang signing

Considered conduct detrimental to the league licensing agreements. For first or second offense, suspension or fine is possible; severity to be determined by degree of violation.

Ben Austro
Ben Austro

Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref’s Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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