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Leonard Fournette says fine was worth it, Michael Bennett not fined

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NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Jacksonville Jaguars Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL finally got around to handing out fines for the scuffle at the end of the Jacksonville Jaguars Seattle Seahawks game last Sunday, and there were a few surprises. First, out of the ruckus Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette ended up with the highest fine ($12,154) while Michael Bennett was not fined at all.

What?

Fournette seemed surprised by his fine on Twitter, but stated it was worth it.

Quinton Jefferson and Sheldon Richardson were each fined $9,115 for their unsportsmanlike conduct penalties that got them ejected from the game, while Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi was fined $24,309 for verbal abuse of a referee. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was also fined for “improperly entering the playing field”.

All the other fines make since and are fine, but the fact that Michael Bennett skirted both a suspension AND a fine, all while the league preaches about “player safety” and suspending players for legal hits, but a player who very clearly takes out someone’s knee well after a play is over isn’t even fined?

Well, ok.