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Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce fined $24k for unsportsmanlike conduct

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Last Sunday, Kansas City played host to arguably one of the most funniest and stupidest things an NFL player will do this season.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was ejected from their week nine game against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week when he threw his towel at an official after he was flagged. The reason why he was flagged in the first place was for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, but his towel throwing antics resulted in him receiving another penalty of the same nature almost immediately.

Under the new rules which were introduced at the start of the season, the Pro Bowler was ejected from the game. On Friday, the league announced how much the tight end would be fined for his actions.


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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the tight end was fined $24,309 for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Jaguars.

It's surprising that Kelce wasn't fined more for his actions, after all, he did have two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties within seconds of one another, which maybe should have resulted in a fine that was the same amount for that kind of offense. Closer to the $50,000 mark.

Over the week, some NFL fans have even discussed the possibility of the Pro Bowler facing a suspension, although there were reports that he was very apologetic as he was leaving the field last Sunday so maybe that came into play when the league was assessing what punishment to give him.

Either way, Kansas City can't afford to lose Kelce right now, as he will be one of the main focal points of their offense this weekend when the Chiefs play against the Carolina Panthers.

Maybe take the towels away from him this time so that he doesn't throw them at any officials.

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