News: Barry Church fined for throwing football into stands

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church got caught up in the emotion of his first NFL touchdown last week and it cost him.

    Church was fined $5,250 for throwing the football into the stands after his 27-yard fumble return for a score in the third quarter of the Cowboys’ 36-31 win against the New York Giants.

    “I didn’t know it was that much,” Church said. “I thought it was maybe $1,700 or something like that. Yeah, they got me. It’ll never happen again.”

    More: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas-cowboys/post/_/id/4714808/barry-churchs-wallet-takes-hit-for-td
  2. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    He also cost himself a trophy ball or something he could have donated.
  3. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    5k for throwing a football into the stands. Come on.

    Charge him for the football, and sit him down for a talk. If it's that serious.
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  4. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    Did he rip it into the stands? Or, just lob it up to a fan?

    No Friendly League continues on. Get that money!!!!
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  5. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    still waiting to see what Kiwanuka was fined for the helmet to the ribs
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  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I don't understand why this is even finable.
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  7. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Well-Known Member

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    Utterly ridiculous. It's apparent that connecting with the fans is only in acceptable ways like the lamebeau leap or any other activity that isn't done involving the Cowboys.:mad:
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  8. Nation

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    As dumb as it sounds, I don't have a ton of sympathy here. I mean he says in his quote that he knew he wasn't supposed to do it and that he'd be fined for it.
  9. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Could be worse....he could've gotten a fine for wearing his socks wrong!
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  10. Bull Frog

    Bull Frog Active Member

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    You can only throw yourself into the stands.
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  11. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Is there a fine if a player just hands the ball to a fan rather than throwing it into the stands?

    I should add one of the announcers during the game said the fine was for the potential liability of throwing the ball into the stands. Don't know if that's true or not.
  12. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    Seriously!
  13. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    That's not how I took it at all
  14. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    per the article:
    Diff article:
    David Moore ‏@DavidMooreDMN 7m
    Cowboys S Barry Church calls NFL fine, "the most expensive ball toss I've ever done in my life.'' More on http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2...sive-ball-toss-ive-ever-done-in-my-life.html/

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  15. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    and only in Green Bay.
  16. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    That's not true...that it's only in Green Bay.
  17. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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  18. Doomsay

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    Yeah, why that wasn't called immediately is beyond me.
  19. ninja

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    I must be really old. I remember when it used to be $300. I think even before that it was just to cover the cost of the football.

    I had no idea it was $5K. It would be nice if the whole team or the defense chipped in and covered the fine for Church. 53 Players at $100/each would cover the fine.
  20. elcowboi

    elcowboi Active Member

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    The NFL just paid all this money to people no longer playing the game. I bet this year there are more fines than any year before. I bet they hit a ridiculous amount in league fines this year.

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