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NFL has no comment about Kotwica’s sideline rest stop

Washington Redskins

ASHBURN, VA. - June 11: Washington Redskins special teams coach, Ben Kotwica, works with his charges during their final round of organized team activities on June 11, 2014 in Ashburn, VA. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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Washington cornerback Josh Norman was fined earlier this year for pretending to fire a bow and arrow. Washington special-teams coordinator Ben Kotwica possibly wasn’t fined for using a different kind of aim.

During the Week Seven game at Detroit, Kotwica was spotted (and photographed) urinating in a Gatorae cup (product placement) in view of some of the paying customers at Ford Field. Neither the NFL nor the team has any comment about the situation.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the team imposed no discipline on Kotwica. It’s not known whether the NFL did, because unlike fines imposed on players the NFL doesn’t routinely disclose financial penalties imposed on coaches.

That double standard should be enough to make players wonder what’s going on. The possibility that Kotwica may have faced no sanction for the incident should make players more than curious, especially since players routinely face significant fines for far more innocuous behavior involving the exposure of a total of zero typically concealed bodily parts.

Meanwhile, when Washington faces Cincinnati in London on Sunday Kotwica may be thinking that fans have him confused with someone named Monty.