The New Orleans Saints are having a disaster of a season.
They have yet to figure out their quarterback situation, despite playing in a very winnable division.
New Orleans had an awful loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Monday that just about ended all hopes of them making a run.
To make matters worse, the Saints were fined a large sum of money for faking an injury by Cam Jordan.
In total, the Saints were fined $550,000 for the incident.
The NFL handed out $550,000 worth of fines to the Saints for allegedly faking a Cam Jordan injury.
💰 Cam Jordan: $50K fine
💰 Ryan Nielsen (coach): $50K fine
💰 Dennis Allen: $100K fine
💰 Saints: $350K fine
— Sporting News NFL (@sn_nfl) December 10, 2022
This is a dangerous path the NFL is heading down if they are going to start fining players and teams for injuries.
Now they will need to check every injury to make sure they are serious or not.
In a sport with a 100% injury rate, it will be interesting to see how they monitor that moving forward.
Plus, the Saints came out with a statement that said Jordan was indeed injured.
He even had an MRI on his foot the next day confirmed a mid-foot sprain.
Statement from the Saints on the $550,000 of fines handed down to the team, Dennis Allen, Ryan Nielsen and Cam Jordan. pic.twitter.com/klCmrbXaD9
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 10, 2022
So How Will The NFL Respond To That?
Whether Jordan suffered the injury on the play in question or not, it is still a bad look for the NFL.
But, this has not been the only time a player has been fined for faking an injury.
Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates was fined $50,000 for the same thing last week.
This issue will be something the NFL will have to take a look at in the offseason.
But, for the rest of this season, it seems like the NFL is content with fining teams and players who may be faking injuries.NEXT: Saints Analyst Notes A Rough History For Dennis Allen