Hughes Fined $22,050 by NFL

Jerry Hughes was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Thursday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins. Today, he received his fine from the NFL.

Jerry Hughes was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. Now, the NFL has fined the Buffalo Bills defensive end $22,050. The NFL says the fine is for "abusive language towards an official."

The flag came on a play where Hughes was clearly held. When no flag was called, Hughes made sure that an official heard about it. Following the game, Hughes said the following on the play:

Hughes said. "I did yell because I did get held on that play. I made sure I yelled, 'Holding.' Whatever else came after that, I really don't know. I don't know. ... I've never really seen a holding call missed at the point of attack like that. So I really don't know. I'm at a loss for words right now." 

He later added:

"It's the same crew from New England, from when we played New England, so it just doesn't surprise me."

The officiating crew for both games were led by Walt Coleman. Back in October against the Patriots, Hughes was penalized by Coleman for hitting his own teammate on the helmet after a defensive stop. It was an awful call and Hughes certainly hasn't forgotten it.

 


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