Bills RB Jackson fined by NFL for ‘DIII’ symbol

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson says he’s been fined

$5,000 by the NFL for painting “DIII” under his eyes rather than

using a standard strip of eye black during last weekend’s game at

Atlanta.

Jackson complained about the fine after practice Wednesday, and

said he intends to file an appeal. Jackson was surprised by the

punishment because he’s been wearing “DIII” – which stands for

his Division III college football background – since the Coe

College product first broke into the league with Buffalo in

2007.

He said he’s previously received no warnings from the

league.

The NFL declined comment, saying it only confirms player fines

on each Friday during the season.