League slaps Incognito with $50K fine for penalties

Guard Richie Incognito was fined $50,000 for two unnecessary roughness fouls in last week’s Rams-Titans game, according to a league source.

In the first quarter, Incognito head-butted an opponent after the conclusion of the play. In the second quarter, he struck an opponent late. These were Incognito’s fifth and sixth infractions for unnecessary roughness this season.

St. Louis released Incognito on Tuesday, two days after coach Steve Spagnuolo benched the temperamental offensive guard for the second half of the loss at Tennessee.

In a letter to Incognito, who was named the league’s dirtiest player earlier this year by The Sporting News, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson wrote: “Future infractions of the types you have committed may lead to increased disciplinary action up to and including suspension.”

Player fines collected by the league have been used to support retired player programs, including the NFL Player Care Foundation and NFLPA Players Assistance Trust, disaster relief initiatives, and other charities supporting youth, education and sports-related medical research.

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