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Giants' Jacobs fined for yelling at Eagles fans; Samuel fine confirmed

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs was fined $20,000 for yelling obscenities at Eagles fans last Sunday, and the NFL confirmed its $40,000 fine against Asante Samuel.

Giants' Jacobs fined for yelling at Eagles fans; Samuel fine confirmed

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs was fined $20,000 for making obscene gestures and yelling obscenities at Eagles fans last Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, according to this report in The Star-Ledger.

(UPDATE: We have since confirmed the fine with the NFL). Here's what the NFL had to say about Jacobs:

"After the conclusion of pregame warm-ups, Jacobs was observed by an NFL security representative making obscene gestures and yelling obscenities toward fans in the stands. In a letter to Jacobs, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson said the conduct was "unprofessional and unbecoming as an NFL player" and noted that "repeated violations will result in increased disciplinary action, which may include suspension for conduct detrimental to the league."

Jacobs had previously been fined $10,000 for throwing his helmet into the stands.

The league also confirmed today it's $40,000 fine against Asante Samuel for the Eagles' cornerbacks helmet-to-helmet hit on Giants wide receiver Derek Hagan, saying it was his second fine for unnecessary roughness. Samuel told Philadelphia reporters about the fine earlier this week, but said he plans to appeal. At the time he said he had never been fined for a hit, but the NFL considered a penalty in 2009 when it labeled Samuel a repeat offender.

The latest fine was for "unnecessarily striking a defenseless receiver in the head and neck area," the league said in a statement.

"It was his second infraction for unnecessary roughness. He was previously fined for unnecessary roughness in the Eagles' Oct. 11, 2009 game against Tampa Bay," the league wrote.

Samuel did not practice Friday and was not available to the press.


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