Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan fined by NFL
Ricky Gray | December 13, 2022
Jordan said the NFL is questioning his integrity with this fine.
The NFL fined Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan $50,000 for allegedly faking an injury in last Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He’s vehemently denied the claim and said he has a legitimate injury that resulted in an MRI last Tuesday. He also stated that he believed he injured his ankle at first, the MRI showed it was a midfoot sprain.
Jordan commented: “I feel like my name's low-key been slandered. Like I haven't played with more or less.
“And even then, I went out, went to the tent, got taped up ... went back to the playing field and finished the game.”
He went on to tell reporters on Monday that he plans to appeal the fine but feels like the NFL shouldn't make him go through the process.
He continued: “In terms of how I play this game and how hard I play this game, I was like 'Yo, if this was a civil lawsuit, I'd countersue for triple the amount.'
“The amount of work that I've put in to be a part of the league, the amount of honor I take in playing this game, yeah, that's why I also laugh at this. ... You know my track record, you know I'll do everything I can to try to be on the field and try to be part of the team.”
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Saints were fined $350,000, coach Dennis Allen $100,000, co-defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen $50,000, and Jordan $50,000.
Jordan also said: “The fact that I have to go through an appeal is almost funny in itself.”