The NFL has come down on another club for not disclosing all injuries on the weekly injury report.
The St. Louis Rams have been tagged with a $20,000 fine for failing to report a groin injury to running back Steven Jackson in Week 2 during a game against the Washington Redskins, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Rams did not report the injury and thus it appeared Jackson had been benched.
The Baltimore Ravens have been slapped with a similar fine and the Redskins also got a $20,000 fine for how they handled a concussion to quarterback Robert Griffin III during a game against the Atlanta Falcons.
The bottom line is these fines are chump change for NFL organizations. If a club believes it is in its best interest to not disclose an injury – if the coach thinks it will be valuable during a game or game week – a $20,000 fine is a small price to pay.
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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune