On Wednesday, the NFL announced the fines for players who were spotted wearing white uniforms at the league’s national championship games last season.
In total, the league has issued fines totaling more than $1 million.
According to the league, the fines will be deposited into the U.S. Treasury as a revenue-generating device.
“I’ve been fined, but not in a lot of ways that have been as large as this one,” Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis told NFL Network.
“But I’ve been suspended.
I’ve had a lot, I guess I should say, suspensions.
I think I’ve lost a lot.
But I think we’ve been able to get some of our players to make some concessions to the fans.”
The NFL fined Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs $5,000 for the white jersey incident.
the Ravens’ starting linebacker for the past four seasons, was fined $5.5 million last season for violating the league policy on players wearing white, which bans players from wearing a color other than white.
The NFL also fined Ravens running back Arian Foster $10,000 in 2014 for violating that policy.
Suggs was fined for “conduct detrimental to the integrity of the game,” which is a fine that is typically levied against players who make “insulting or insulting comments about the league or its officials or the game.”
Foster was fined at $7,500.
Lewis told NFL.com he was fined “at least $1,000” for wearing a jersey with a white stripe.
Lewis said he and Foster were the only players in the league to be fined last season, and said the fines came out of thin air.
“I didn’t think it was going to be a big deal,” Lewis said.
“It’s not something that was going on a lot with other players.
It’s not going to affect our players a lot.”
Suggers said he was upset about the fine because he thought it showed the league was not “committed to protecting our players.”
“I feel bad for him,” Suggers told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
“The fact that he’s going to have to pay a little bit of money to be out there playing and just be a regular guy, playing the game that he loves and the things he loves to do, and he’ll be fined like a $1 [million] guy, I feel bad.
I’m going to take a little more of that and use it to help him through the season.
I know it hurts him, but I’m glad he got his money back.”