Rams RB Jackson fined $5K for tossing ball into stands after TD run

ST. LOUIS -- The NFL fined Rams running back Steven Jackson $5,000 for throwing a ball into the stands during a game last week. Jackson doesn't plan to appeal the fine.

Jackson said Thursday that he knew the fine was coming after he scored on a 1-yard run during the final minute of Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He said he just wanted to toss a present to the handful of fans who were still around at the end of the game.

The game was blacked out on local television with announced attendance of 47,475 the worst for the franchise in 15 seasons in St. Louis. The Rams are 1-10 this season.

Jackson had 89 rushing yards despite being hindered by back spasms. He expects to play Sunday at Chicago even though he has missed two days of practice this week.

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