NFL fines Nate Burleson $15,000 for separate incidents

Was it worth it?

Can Nate Burelson honestly answer whether it was worth it?

The NFL cracked down on the Detroit Lions wide receiver and fined him $15,000 for two separate no-no’s during the team’s blowout victory over the St. Louis Rams last Sunday. We know wins are hard to come by in Motown, but Burleson will probably think twice the next time he scores a touchdown and has the urge to, you know, kick the ball into the Ford Field stands.

He was also levied for wearing a shirt with a personal message on it that was visible. The message? “What up, doe.”

Burleson said it was a shout out to the city of Detroit, according to Detroit News writer Chris McCosky. What up is he is out a serious chunk of change.

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