NFL Hits Sapp With $10,000 Fine

September 20 - The National Football League fined Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp $10,000 Thursday for slamming Baltimore rookie running back Chester Taylor to the ground after the whistle had blown a running play dead in the first quarter of last Sunday's game. It's the second consecutive fine Sapp has received this season. He was fined $5,000 after the Bucs-Saints game for hitting Saints offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley in the head.

The National Football League fined Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp $10,000 Thursday, just four days after he body-slammed Ravens rookie running back Chester Taylor to the ground after a referee's whistle had blown a running play dead in the first quarter of Sunday's game. Sapp was also penalized 15 yards for unsportsman conduct after the play.

It's the second consecutive week Sapp has been fined by the league. He was fined $5,000 one week ago for hitting New Orleans Saints rookie offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley in the head during Tampa Bay's first game of the regular season. Sapp was not penalized during the game for hitting Bentley.

It's still early, but Sapp has recorded more fines (2) than sacks (1) this season. It's certainly not a feat he wants to celebrate, but the $15,000 in fines might not make as big of a dent in his paycheck as some would think. Sapp was scheduled to earn a base salary of $5.25 million this season.


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