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Adam 'Pacman' Jones fined $35,000 for Amari Cooper head slam incident

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Amari Cooper was given quite the welcome to the NFL at the weekend, courtesy of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam 'Pacman' Jones.

Clearly a marked man, Cooper had his helmet ripped off by Jones during Sunday's 33-13 win for Cincinnati, before the outspoken veteran slammed his head into the helmet.


The incident (seen here) drew criticism from many, but Jones appeared unapologetic for his actions. That hasn't helped him escape an NFL punishment, however, with ESPN's Adam Schefter revealing the details.


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The punishment may seem fair to most, considering the unnecessary violence of the act. However, Jones doesn't see it that way - the 31-year-old, via Fox19's Jeremy Rauch, confirmed plans to appeal the fine.

Ramming someone's head into a helmet is stretching the definition of a "football play" just a little, but it doesn't look like the fine will affect his actions on the field moving forward:

With some claiming Jones should have been suspended for his actions, you might think the player would simply take the fine on the chin, and move on. Not 'Pacman' though, he continued to express his displeasure via a video posted to his Instagram account:

Bengals fans: Is the punishment fair, or do you think the NFL have overreacted? Have your say in the comments below...

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