Jets Facing Fine From Ainge Susupension goodell money hungry again?
Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:27 AM
Posted by Mike Florio on November 23, 2008, 7:57 a.m. EST
Under a new (and still somewhat confusing) league policy aimed at giving teams an incentive to encourage good behavior from their players, the New York Jets face a fine as a result of the four-game suspension imposed on quarterback Erik Ainge.
The new policy, which came to light in the wake of the Pacman Jones suspension, applies when a franchise has a second player suspended for off-field conduct in a given league year. Because running back Jesse Chatman was suspended at the start of the season for violating the policy regarding anabolic steroids and related substances, Ainge’s suspension triggers the fine.
The Jets, per the formula announced in the wake of the Pacman suspension, will be required to pay one-fourth of the base salary that Ainge will lose as a result of his suspension. Since he’s earning the rookie minimum, the amount of the fine is low; one fourth of his four-game fine equates to a single game check.
Based on a base salary of $295,000, the fine will be $17,352.94.
Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:28 AM
Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:20 PM
Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:27 PM
Personally, a fine such as the one suggested is a good idea as it ensures team are accountable for their player's behaviour.
It's not as if he is being fined for a hit that didn't even draw a flag.