Stafford fined $7,500; Moore fined $15,000
A confrontation between Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Bears defensive back D.J. Moore that set off a brawl on Sunday has resulted in fines for both men.
Stafford was fined $7,500 for throwing Moore to the ground while Moore was blocking him following an interception. That led to Moore retaliating after the play by running head-first into Stafford, and Moore has been fined $15,000 for that.
Lions guard Rob Sims was fined $7,500 for joining the fight that broke out after the Moore-Stafford confrontation.
The $7,500 fine is chump change for Stafford, who got $41.7 million guaranteed as the first overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft. That may be why Stafford said Wednesday that he doesn’t “really care either way, to tell you the truth” about the NFL fining him.
Other fines from the Lions-Bears game include $7,500 for Kyle Vanden Bosch for a late hit, and $10,000 for Earl Bennett for wearing orange shoes for the second straight week. Yes, in the NFL wearing the wrong color shoes can get you fined more than hitting an opponent after the whistle or starting a fight.