A.J. Brown scored on an onside kick return on Sunday and chucked the ball into the stands. That cost him $7,000 according to him:
The ball I threw in the stands last week just cost me 7k . So whoever got it , please pass it along to your kids and tell them to keep the cycle going— AJ Brown (@Brown1arthur) December 4, 2020
I knew that guys were fined when they sent balls into the stands, either by throwing them like Brown did or just for handing them to someone, but I had no idea it was this much money. 7K seems absurd here. Sure, you could see the league making the guy pay for the ball like they do with jerseys traded after a game, because, you know, the NFL is so strapped for cash, but 7K? Come on, man!
Brown said in a follow up tweet that he was laughing not crying. It has been really refreshing to see A.J. and how much he loves football. He has a passion for the game that appears infectious.
Hopefully that money will go to helping a kid who wouldn’t have anything for Christmas otherwise, or something like that.