Oftentimes in the NFL, your actions don’t just cost you and your team penalty yardage, but they can also cost you monetarily with a fine handed out by the league. That was the case this weekend when Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf received a pretty hefty fine for arguing with an official.
The penalty came after Metcalf disagreed with side judge Allen Baynes, believing that Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Jamel Dean interfered with him during a third-down pass. DK Metcalf voice his displeasure to the official, drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct foul.
After the game, Metcalf got pretty honest about the penalty and the fine – but he wasn’t willing to go to far into details.
“You’ve got to ask the $30,000 ref that got it said to him,” Metcalf said, via Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. “I don’t think it was that big of a deal in my opinion.”
Despite the penalty, Mecalf was pleased to have the support of head coach Pete Carrol, who had a calm conversation with him on the sideline after the incident.
“I know he’s got my back, and he’s always going to have my best interests at heart,” Metcalf said. “And you know, he’s looking to win. So just for him to come over there and talk to me so I can calm down and he could get the full story on my end and from the official, that really just shows the trust and the relationship that we have.”