Bucs Get Team Penalty For Player Fines

Bucs_Goldson_2013The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ players are running up a tab on ownership.

The Bucs already have ensured that the Glazer family will remit at least $50,000 to the NFL. As part of the NFL’s policy to “promote player safety by encouraging clubs to teach proper techniques and to correct improper and dangerous play by their players,’’ teams now are required to pay a fine if their players ring up too many fines for on-field actions.

The league keeps a tab starting with the first preseason game and running through each team’s last game. If a club’s total of on-field fines reaches $105,000, the team is required to remit $50,000 to the NFL. If a team’s season total reaches $157,500, the club shall remit an additional $25,000 and must match any subsequent fines for the remainder of the season.

Source: Pat Yasinskas, ESPN.com