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Jets fine Scott $10,000 for bird incident

Posted on: January 5, 2012 11:59 am
Edited on: January 5, 2012 4:30 pm
ScottBy Josh Katzowitz

While the NFL is investigating the “Bart Scott just flipped everybody the bird (!)” incident in the Jets locker room from earlier this week, the franchise has already punished the New York linebacker by announcing that the team has fined him $10,000.

Here's the team statement on the matter: "Bart Scott was fined $10,000 by the team for his obscene gesture to a member of the media. Bart's actions were inappropriate and unacceptable."

That might not be the only money taken from Scott’s bank account.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is investigating the incident, which occurred during a contentious post-season locker room session* in which a few players refused to talk to reporters.

*Scott was simply more visual about his lack of desire to participate in interviews.

Rex Ryan said the incident would “definitely be addressed,” and now it appears that it has. Unless the Jets also decide against bringing back Scott next season, and considering how much his play fell off this year, that’s a real possibility.

UPDATED (1:25 p.m. ET): According to the NY Daily News, the NFL will NOT discipline Scott, calling it a club matter.

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Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:05 pm

Jets fine Scott $10,000 for bird incident

coming from the mouth of a coach that has to cheat! woot woot!!!

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 12:41 pm

Jets fine Scott $10,000 for bird incident

Who hasn't flipped someone the bird in their life time? I'm sure these journalists have done the same thing while growing up. I have probably more often than I should have. Let it go, if this is the main story your writing about at this time in the NFL season, you might want to look for another job soon.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:53 am

Jets fine Scott $10,000 for bird incident

king1, I am truly hurt by your name calling. Meathead? Why the painful words friend?
Just to be sure here....are you saying that flashing the middle finger ("this type of behavior") is so concerning to you that a solution to the problem is to "drop the bomb"?
I would love to hear your viewpoint on other issues because your insight truly intrigues me. Cursing? What should the penalty be for that? Picking your nose? What about if it is in public? Passing gas? What if you giggle afterwards?
I put calling me meathead on the same level as the middle finger myself.
Bombs away.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:42 am

Jets fine Scott $10,000 for bird incident

Jaba, if your message was directed to or at me, yes, my children are exceptionally well behaved. Thank you for noting that.
I am not a Jets fan.
I simply find it interesting that people are making such a big deal out of a middle finger, hence, the sarcasm in my post.
Not to get biblical on you or anything, but let he who is without sin cast the first stone (something like that, not a card carrying bible thumper by any means).
Have you never "flipped the bird" at anyone? Perhaps in the heat of passion?
Come on now, be honest.
Now pony up the cash for your horrific transgression.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 9:46 am

Jets fine Scott $10,000 for bird incident

Roger Goodell is the sorriest excuse for a commissioner in the world. He makes no sense.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 9:11 am

Jets fine Scott $10,000 for bird incident

J_Spratt, thanks for the comment and I may have digressed a bit in the close, but what you're saying actually agrees with my point: let's watch them play on the field, then shift our attention elsewhere. We don't need ANY interviews, much less tension charged interviews in the players' sanctuary immediately after the game.  With a month of prep time and coaching these can't saying anything intelligent or newsworthy, so let's just nix all these reporters chasing them down for a quote.  Have you watched how poorly most these guys do when they make them "analysts"?!?  Let them stick to hucking the pigskin and laying hellacious hits on other neandertards and leave the use of the verbal word to those qualified to use it. They should have an infinite amount of decompression time, since none of us should give a rat's netherparts what's going on in their noggins.

Since they are required to give interviews, and because they do seek them out anyway, they should required to behave professionally when they are doing them.  You don't see lawyers flipping off other attorneys when they ask them an irritating question in court, or teachers giving the digit to parents at parent-teacher nights, do you?  If they did, they'd likely be fired.  The "player interview" is a duty they must execute professionally, at least until we as a culture realize the truly limited value it has on the NFL experience, and do away with it.

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 8:39 am

Jets fine Scott $10,000 for bird incident

Hmmmm......maybe DICK-Tator Goodeele should investigate both of those incidents and come up with his unique brand of justice.

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 8:33 am

Jets fine Scott $10,000 for bird incident

Yup, Rex Grossman is also a gunslinger, unfortunately for Rex, he plays with zero talent around him.  Whenever the NFL hands out some kind of punishment it makes me think of the whitewash job they did with Bert. So, they fine him for not cooperating with the investigation, but they can't prove that the dong pictures were sent from his phone, were of his dong?? WTF is that??   ESPN does lick his shoes!  Thank goodness Bert is too dumb and inarticulate to be a broadcaster, or we'd have to listen to his absurd "analysis" on ESPN.

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Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:09 am
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