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Nate Burleson fined $15K for uniform infraction

Posted on: October 14, 2010 3:05 pm
Edited on: October 14, 2010 3:24 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

On Sunday during the Lions pregame introductions, Nate Burleson lifted up his uniform to reveal the slogan "What up doe" written on it and later, when scoring a touchdown, punted the ball into the stands.

As a result of those two actions, he's been fined $15,000 by the NFL, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk points out that $15K is a "pretty stiff price" for two actions that are relatively harmless -- "What up doe" just means "What's up?" in Detroit slang and punting a ball certainly isn't the worst celebration in the world.

On the other hand, Roddy White was fined $10,000 for his "Free Mike Vick" shirt move. In this instance the league probably isn't as concerned with the message of Burleson's shirt so much as it is stopping folks from delivering messages via that medium -- being lenient on Burleson just because the words on his shirt theoretically don't mean anything wrong gives other players way too much wiggle room.

And $5,000 for a celebration penalty is relatively reasonable -- Chad Ochocinco picked up the same tab for putting the ball, while Wes Welker got nailed for twice as much for making snow angels in the end zone.

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Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2010 10:06 am
 

Nate Burleson fined $15K for uniform infraction

There isn't anything racist about this. No mention of race, just stating the other players had similiar fines for similar actions, one of them white, how is that racist!  truorpheus2 must be Jessie Jackson's login.  It's statements like this that set back race relations.  Racism is a problem, but this article ain't it.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: October 15, 2010 7:24 am
 

Nate Burleson fined $15K for uniform infraction

wow you are a racist prick huh  i mean you used black people stereotypes to the best of your idiotic ability you probably have a rebel flag in your front yard dont ya if i had make a guess id say your a redneck hell you have probably dated a cousin or two



Since: Feb 17, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2010 10:12 pm
 

Nate Burleson fined $15K for uniform infraction

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Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: October 14, 2010 9:23 pm
 

Nate Burleson fined $15K for uniform infraction

Dude Burleson got paid from Detroit way to much to be a hype man for Megatron.  Something like 27 mil over 3 or 4 years.



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: October 14, 2010 9:22 pm
 

Nate Burleson fined $15K for uniform infraction

The real funny thing about all of this is how many times has he worn that shirt thinking he would get a chance to use it.  I know he's been injured, but god what an idiot. 


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