New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan made headlines last week after the defensive end was accused of punching Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Andrew Wylie. Now, the NFL has charged Cam Jordan to pay a fine of $10,500.
In last Sunday’s clash at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Cam Jordan got involved in a squabble with Andrew Wylie and ended up punching the Chiefs OL during the second half of the match when Saints were trailing behind 15-21.
Check out Jordan’s tussle with Wylie in the clip below, courtesy of BRProud sports reporter Brooke Kirchhofer.
As a result, Jordan received a disqualification from the match, as running back Le’Veon Bell resumed play for Chiefs who proceeded to edge out Saints 32-29.
NFL imposes a hefty $10,500 fine on Cam Jordan for punching Andrew Wylie last Sunday
The news was made public on Twitter by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network following Saints’ 52-33 win over Vikings.
“#Saints DE Cam Jordan was fined $10,500 for unecessary roughness for the “punch” that led to his ejection from last week’s loss to the #Chiefs,” Rapoport tweeted.
All that being said, Jordan admitted his mistake and clarified that he was ready to take any ‘correction’ that would be imposed following the match last week.
“No excuses! No matter how I feel about it, an ejectable offense was the outcome, I hurt the squad, and in the 4th qtr on a crucial drive! that’s on me! This loss on me! Can’t happen! Whatever the correction I will be better,” the 31-year-old tweeted last Sunday.
Despite all that, the early ejection from the Chiefs match in turn allowed Jordan to witness the birth of his daughter Chanel two hours later.
Moreover, the DE, who has clocked 7.5 sacks, 11 tackles for losses as well as 16 quarterback hits for Saints this season, was picked for his sixth Pro Bowl earlier this week.