Second-year safety Deshazor Everett is slated to make $525,000 this year from the Redskins.
He impressed his coaches last weekend against the Eagles, recording his first career interception. But two big hits – including one that concussed Philadelphia running back Darren Sproles – also earned him $48,000 in fines. That's a lot of money out of an undrafted player's pay around Christmas.
Head coach Jay Gruden defended his play, saying he never intended to injure anyone. Eric Bickel of the Junkies called the fines "outrageous." Voices of support are nice, but they're not going to help him cover the cost.
So Everett seems to be soliciting donations around Redskins Park. Director of Football Operations Paul Kelley shared this photo of Everett with a can that reads "Save Shaze!! Merry Christmas!"
Unless everyone carries $100 bills around Ashburn, or someone writes a big check, it seems unlikely that he'll cover the expense with the contents of that can.
It is Christmas though, so miracles can happen!
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