Sauce Gardner has a painful ‘1-word’ reaction after being fined $10,927 for ‘suplexing’ Bills WR Stefon Diggs last week
Sauce Gardner faced trouble from the referees against the Bills.
Sauce Gardner and his suplex of Stefon Diggs (via Larry Brown Sports and Sports Illustrated)
The referring decisions have been causing a lot of controversies in the NFL. The latest to hit the bandwagon is Sauce Gardner who was fined a lumpsum amount of money for being unnecessarily harsh on the Buffalo Bills’ Stefon Diggs. The incident took place a week back when the Bills encountered the Jets for the second time in the league. It produced a disappointment for the Jets as they suffered their sixth loss of the season. The Bills emerged victorious by a margin of 32-6 and got back to the winning momentum.
However, the most interesting moment took place when Sauce Gardner grabbed Diggs from behind and flipped him in the opposite direction. It was much like a ‘WrestleMania’ move and players from two teams shared heated moments after that. Though the challenge was a bit unnecessary considering the parameters of a league like the NFL, it was not too much.
Now, the NFL authorities found that the challenge had not abided by the safety regulations, hence the body went on to put a fine of nearly $11,000 ($10,927) on Gardner. Gardner felt disappointed after the NFL authority decided to fine him.
From his Twitter (presently X) handle, the cornerback went a bit ‘Saucy.’ He had a one-word status for the incident that took place. Sharing the clip of him flipping Diggs upside down, the CB wrote, ‘pain.’
However, Gardner was not alone in facing harsh decisions from the referees. There are several other instances where players might have felt that they did not receive justice.
NFL fined Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Allen
As mentioned earlier, Sauce Gardner was not the only person to receive penalties from referees. There were multiple other instances as well.
The Detroit Lions wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown received a fine of $43,709 for being unnecessarily rough to Jaquan Brisker in the Lions vs Bears game. The 24-year-old lowered to initiate contact on a block. Surprisingly, his move was not even flagged. But the authorities decided to put a fine against him. The wideout seemed surprised and took his X to showcase his frustration.
Josh Allen was another one to face trouble from the referees. For his incident against the Bengals, he was fined nearly $10000 which created large controversies.
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