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December 27, 2012

Source: Cam Newton fined $21,000 for abusive conduct toward official

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for abusive conduct toward referee Jerome Boger during Sunday's game, a league source told the Observer on Thursday night.

Newton was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for what Boger referred to after the game as "disrepecting an official." Newton was arguing there should have been a late hit penalty on Oakland safety Mike Mitchell. (Photo via NFL Rewind.)


On Wednesday, Newton said he had not heard from the league nor did he expect to. A source told the Observer earlier in the week the league would review the contact and a fine was possible. The fine was first reported by CBSSports.com.

Newton apologized to Boger following the game and issued a public apology during his post-game press conference. 

--Jonathan Jones


Posted by Observer Sports on December 27, 2012 at 08:12 PM | Permalink


Not sure what message the league is trying to deliver this week. Hit a player, get fined $55,000. Hit an official, get fined $21,000. Maybe Ed Reed should've taken Cam's approach.

Posted by: Anonymous | Dec 27, 2012 8:35:29 PM

Hey whatever... the Raiders admitted they were trying to take him out. That had to affect the decision to just fine him 21k rather than a higher fine or suspension.

Posted by: Ashe | Dec 27, 2012 10:19:41 PM

I got to agree with Cam being frustrated on the bad calls from refs who were ignoring the Raiders and not calling them out like they should have been. Bet they did after Cam let the ref have it.

Posted by: Jim1 | Dec 28, 2012 2:01:49 PM

it was acually 31k cause he got 10k for kicking tommey kelly

Posted by: al | Dec 28, 2012 5:19:05 PM

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