LOS ANGELES — A day after the NFL suspended Denver Broncos linebacker Randy Gregory and Los Angeles Rams guard Oday Aboushi for one sport every for buying and selling blows after L.A.’s victory on Sunday, the self-discipline has been diminished to fines.
The NFL introduced Tuesday that appeals officers Derrick Brooks and James Thrash diminished the self-discipline to a fantastic of $50,000 for Gregory and a fantastic of $12,000 for Aboushi.
The incident occurred because the groups gathered in the course of the sphere after the sport. Gregory and Aboushi first exchanged phrases earlier than Gregory punched Aboushi within the helmet. Aboushi then punched him again. The pair have been shortly separated.
In letters despatched to the gamers on Monday, NFL vice chairman of soccer operations Jon Runyan stated, “as you were walking toward a group of teammates, coaches, and media, you both stopped and swung at each other’s head and/or neck. Your aggressive conduct could have caused serious injury and clearly does not reflect the high standards of sportsmanship expected of a professional.”
Later that day, Rams proper deal with Rob Havenstein stated he noticed the change and did not assume Aboushi was “in the wrong.”
“He got hit first, tried to walk away on several occasions, from what it looks like and from what I saw,” Havenstein stated. “I think the video is pretty clear. He was walking away and he was being pursued.”
Gregory issued an apology for the incident on Monday night time, saying that what occurred “was not a reflection of my character.”
“My goal is to finish out this season strong, play with pride, and be part of the solution and not the problem going forward,” he stated.