New Orleans Saints player Cameron Jordan fined for ‘faking injury’

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New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) leaves the field following an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (Peter Joneleit/AP)

New Orleans Saints player Cameron Jordan fined for ‘faking injury’

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The NFL has fined the New Orleans Saints and its player Cameron Jordan more than $500,000 for allegedly faking an injury during Monday Night Football.

Jordan went down with an injury in the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, forcing a stoppage.

The Saints were fined $350,000, Jordan was fined $50,000, defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen was fined $50,000, and head coach Dennis Allen was fined $100,000.

The Saints, who are in the midst of a miserable 4-9 season, released a statement Saturday denying “any allegations of purposefully delaying the game on Monday evening” and saying the team would appeal the fine.

“[Jordan] entered the blue medical tent and was examined by the medical staff and following the examine he was taped and able to finish the game. He had an MRI performed the following day in New Orleans and was informed that he suffered an acute mid-foot sprain in his left foot,” the team said.


Jordan, who said the fine was the most expensive he had ever received, tweeted several times about it on Saturday.

“Agent told me bout it and initially I laughed and was like, that’s ridiculous- clearly aggravated something. then he told me how much the fine was … and I been irked since,” he wrote.

He also questioned the NFL’s policy on fines when it comes to transparency.

The NFL sent a memo to teams earlier this month warning against “deliberate actions to delay the game.”

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