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Maurice Jones-Drew disputes Jaguars fines report

Maurice Jones-Drew and Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith have declined to publicly discuss the running back's fines for holding out all of training camp and the preseason.

Jones-Drew, however, disputes a report that he was fined $800,000 for the 38-day holdout.

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"Make sure you guys report that was false," said Jones-Drew, according to The Florida Times-Union.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that Jones-Drew's agent, Adisa Bakari, negotiated $1.6 million in fines down to $800,000 as part of the end of Jones-Drew's holdout.

Jones-Drew hoped to leverage his way to a raise after leading the NFL with 1,606 rushing yards in 2011. The Jaguars refused to alter the five-year, $31 million deal he signed in 2009.

Jones-Drew rushed for 77 yards on 19 carries in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings despite not participating in the preseason, and concerns he would need to be eased back into the offense were unfounded.

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