Saints pass rusher Cameron Jordan was fined over $10K by the NFL for his punch on Andrew Wylie.
New Orleans Saints pass rusher Cameron Jordan was fined by the NFL this week for a sum of $10,500 for throwing a punch at Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Andrew Wylie in Week 15, according to NFL reporter Ian Rapoport.
During the Chiefs 32-29 win over the Saints in Week 15, Jordan and Wylie got into a tussle in which Jordan ended up throwing a punch, or a gesture that resembled it, during the game. Officials at the time threw a flag for unnecessary roughness and convened further on a decision to eject him from the game in the fourth quarter.
Coming into the game, it was unknown who would even protect Patrick Mahomes on the right side given injuries to both tackle options, as Mitchell Schwartz and Mike Remmers were both out due to back injuries. Instead of Yasir Durant earning his first start, Wylie kicked outside for the first time in years while Stefen Wisniewski took over at right guard up front.
Wylie did an admirable job on Jordan for most of the night, and the tough, emotional nature of the game is likely what had tensions where they were in the fourth quarter. Even reflecting back on the event, Wylie said he didn’t believe it was anything personal from Jordan, and the defensive end also stated there was “no maliciousness” involved in the incident.
This is the second time in 2020 that Jordan has been fined for his play on the field. He was also docked over $12K for an unsportsmanlike conduct—a horse collar tackle of Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs—in Week 1.