Chargers’ Joey Bosa fined for unsportsmanlike conduct, criticizing officials

Chargers edge defender Joey Bosa faced some consequences.

Bosa was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct twice during last Saturday’s loss to the Jaguars. As a result, the NFL fined Bosa a total of $55,546 for that and public criticism of officiating.

The first flag came after he said something to an official. The second was after he slammed his helmet to the ground reacting to what he believed was a missed false start.

Here is what Bosa said about the officiating that got him fined:

“I think there just needs to be more accountability. I mean, if I say something to them, I get a $40,000 fine,” Bosa said. “But if they blow a call that ruins an entire team’s season, they get to … they’re probably back in the locker room after the game, like, ‘Ha, got that (expletive). You know, yeah, got him. Fifteen yards. What a loser.’ I guarantee you that’s what they’re (expletive) talking back in the back. Whatever. Power trip. I’m sick of those (expletive) people.”

Bosa noted that his penalties resulted from a “heated game” and playing through his groin injury.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire