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NFL reduces Adam Jones fine to $12,500 through appeal process


Veteran cornerback Adam Jones could be getting more money in the coming days. As he embarks on that process, he’ll have less money taken away from him by the league.

Per a league source, the NFL has reduced via the appeal process Jones’ fine from $28,940 from $12,500. Hearing officer Derrick Brooks handled the case.

Jones was fined for making contact with an official late in the fourth quarter of a playoff loss to the Steelers. He claimed to have been provoked by the presence of Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter on the field, and that the contact was inadvertent.

The 2005 top-10 pick, who has spent the last six seasons with the Bengals, is expected to draw interest in free agency from the Cowboys, Raiders, Dolphins, Vikings, and Browns.