Chris Simms slams NFL's 'hypocrisy' in fines for Lamb, Rodgers

By , Audacy Sports

The NFL has apparently revealed its punishment for Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. On Tuesday, it was reported the league would fine the franchise quarterback a mere $14,650 fine for violating league COVID-19 rules.

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As expected, this frustrated a lot of people, including NBC Sports' Chris Simms, who was quick to point out the hypocrisy in the NFL's handling of Rodgers in comparison to Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb being fined $20,000 for having an untucked jersey.

This isn't the leagues' first fine for Lamb this season. He was also docked $5,150 for having socks that failed to cover his lower leg in a game, and the league also fined the Cowboys' star wideout for taunting and for an illegal crack-back block.

Who knows, this may just be an admission that the NFL knows they weren't enforcing their COVID safety mandates as they should've been, and fined Rodgers as such. The league also issued the Packers organization a $300,000 fine, and wide receiver Allen Lazard was fined the same amount as Rodgers.

NFL players can appeal fines, either by claiming they did not violate the rule in question or by claiming the amount of the fine is excessive for what rule was broken or in relation to the players' salary. It's unclear if Lamb has ever appealed any of his fines, but if Rodgers continues down the same path he's choosing, it wouldn't be a shocker if he appealed the fine just out of spite.

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