Geno Smith Fined $12,000 for Sunday Expletive At Fan

By Alan Schechter

Sep 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) carries the ball against the Detroit Lions during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Lions won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

If you haven’t heard yet, Geno Smith’s antics from Sunday, immediately following the game against the Lions, have encountered financial repercussions.

As initially reported by Ian Rappaport from the NFL Network, Geno Smith has fined $12,000 for shouting an obsenity at a fan as he left the field after the game against the Lions. He was reportedly being attacked personally, and he responded. Smith apologized in his press conference immediately afterwards, and is waiting to find out if more discipline will be coming from the Jets.

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Per Rappaport, it is the same fine that Johnny Manziel received for flipping the bird at the Redskins bench just a few weeks ago. Both fines are just over the minimum amount for the first offense for excessive profanity, which is $11,025.

The league had no choice to fine Smith, as this type of behavior cannot be tolerated from its players. However, the fan behavior is unacceptable as well, and I will address that in a longer post to come out tomorrow evening, stay tuned for that.

Geno Smith is still young, he will learn. Or, he will be a lot less rich.