During the Broncos’ 31-17 victory over the Jets on Sunday, on-field microphones captured Denver tight end Julius Thomas yell after scoring a touchdown, "It’s so f**king easy! It’s so easy!" But it’s what the mics didn’t catch that has another Bronco reportedly ponying up to the league.
News of the fine came on the same day that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received word his fine for alleged use of a racial slur was cut in half upon appeal. That fine, also $11,025, was handed down after San Francisco’s Week 2 loss to Chicago. According to FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo, the fine was reduced when the NFL could find no evidence Kaepernick ever used a racial slur.
After hearing of the reduction, Kaepernick on Wednesday said, ”It should’ve all been gone,” Kaepernick said. ”If you’re going to say I used a racial slur and come back and say I didn’t say it, then I don’t know what I’m being fined for.”
The face you make when the NFL says you didn't use a racial slur and still fines you $5500? *shrugs*… http://t.co/IxjF2ib3Np