NFL fines Rayshawn Jenkins over $20,000 for taunting

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Jacksonville Jaguars safety Rayshawn Jenkins got to enjoy his first win with the team a week ago, but it wasn’t long before the NFL rained on his parade. The veteran was hit with two fines for $10,300 for taunting in last week’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

As is the case with most players, Jenkins was not happy about the fines and expressed his displeasure with them on Twitter through a video that showed one of the two plays he was fined for.

Upon going back and looking at the liNFL fines Rayshawn Jenkins over $20,000 for tauntingbroadcast, Jenkins made a tackle on receiver Mack Hollins and got up and briefly had a few words with him while making harmless helmet-to-helmet contact with him. However, in 2021 the league has stressed not having extra-curricular activities after the whistle, and in this particular instance, they used Jenkins as an example. That said, it appears players are better off heading directly to their huddles after each play to avoid getting fined, although it takes a lot of highlight moments and the fun out of the game.

Later in Sunday’s game, Jenkins was hit with a taunting penalty on another play in the fourth quarter after Dolphins tight end Durham Smythe hauled in a catch. That, of course, was the play that caused the league to give him the second fine mentioned above.

Clearly, the game that is being played today on the gridiron isn’t the same as it once was, and some of the simple things players once did are no longer acceptable by the NFL’s eyes. With that being the case, hopefully, Jenkins has learned a lesson in terms of saving himself some money and also has learned from an instance that could’ve hurt the team as far as penalties go.