Posted September 09, 2012

Maurice Jones-Drew fined nearly $800K for missing first 38 days of Jags’ training camp

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Maurice Jones-Drew was fined nearly $800K for missing 38 days of the Jaguars’ training camp. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will reportedly be fined a little less than $800,000 for holding out of the teams first 38 days of training camp, according to a report Sunday morning from CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

Jones-Drew, who is set to make $4.45 million this season, had his agent arrange a lesser fine from the team, which was initially set at $1.6 million, though it’s unclear on what grounds the fine was virtually halved.

According to La Canfora, a player is to be fined $30,000 for each day missed during training camp, as per the new collective bargaining agreement.

The holdout began when Jones-Drew insisted to Jags owner Shahid Khan that he get a better deal than the five-year, $31 million contract that he signed in 2009. Jones-Drew eventually decided to return to the team on Sept. 2, and now his wallet is a little lighter.

Jones-Drew was named to the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl last season with the Jaguars.


5 comments
Jean
Jean

Brains are in short supply fo most in the "new nfl" !!

Loki
Loki

poor research done on this article....the fines are the team's OPTION....the team COULD ignore it or they could go after the entire amount...in the interests of getting things done and getting their players back into camp, the team opted to go easy on the fines...no exactly rocket science as far as determining the "grounds" on which the fine was reduced...

Matt15
Matt15

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

CharlieKelson
CharlieKelson

should have fined him more, he signed a big contract 5 yrs ago, happy with the money, front loaded and now he wants more? play out your contract and show the owner you deserve more money, spoiled overpaid athlete

Tinika
Tinika

He derves the increase in salary based on his numbers for the past 4 years.