Baker Mayfield Wins Appeal, Doesn’t Have To Pay The League $12,500 For Criticizing Officials

After their Week 6 loss to the Seahawks, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield told reporters: “I’ll probably get fined for this, but they (officials) were pretty bad today.”

Baker was right. The league slapped him with a $12,500 fine for criticizing the officiating.

But Baker appealed the fine and it was overturned today, ESPN’s Jake Trotter reports.

According to Trotter, Mayfield’s criticism was deemed “not strong enough to warrant a fine.” 

It will be interesting to see what the NFL does with Deandre Hopkins, who after Sunday’s game tweeted: As a leader in the NFL, we need someone new in New York deciding calls.

Last month, Rams linebacker Clay Matthews was fined $12,500 for publicly criticizing the league’s officiating on Twitter. 


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