Listen up, children: Fighting can be pricey.
A slew of players have been fined from Sunday's fracas between the Panthers and Rams, led by St. Louis pass rusher Chris Long, who was docked $15,750 by the NFL for throwing a punch in the Rams' 30-15 loss to Carolina, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
Thanks Carolina fans 4 the flipped birds+few bottles to the head. Sticks n stones may break my bones but aluminum zimas will never hurt me.â Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) October 20, 2013
The league also docked Panthers defensive back Mike Mitchell $7,875 for taunting after a hit on Sam Bradford that led to the quarterback tearing his ACL. Mitchell shoved Bradford out of bounds before puffing out his chest and raising his arms to the sky.
The league also docked Rams offensive lineman Harvey Dahl $7,875 for a late hit and receiver Brian Quick $7,875 for unnecessary roughness, per Rapoport. Smith also was billed $7,875 for an unnecessary roughness call.
Other notable fines:
» Patriots defensive back Logan Ryan was fined $10,000 for his post-interception, crotch-grab celebration in New England's 30-27 loss to the New York Jets. Rapoport adds that Ryan has apologized to his mom for the incident. So, there's hope yet for humanity.