Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins was fined $10,609 for a taunting penalty received last Monday against the San Francisco 49ers.
The penalty itself was already controversial. In what would have been a first down, a pointing of the finger pulled the Cardinals back into a long 3rd down conversion.
A conversion in which they failed to convert.
This is a SOFT taunting penalty on DeAndre Hopkins 😭pic.twitter.com/1Fz6y3wia6
— Brian Y (@byysports) November 22, 2022
Fans were not very happy for the penalty in the first place, and for good reason.
— Teej (@pellegrino55555) November 22, 2022
— Steve Crawford (@SCrawford1987) November 22, 2022
DeAndre Hopkins is definitely not a protected player in the NFL
Gets called for a ridiculous taunting penalty early in the game and the officials casually miss an obvious personal foul when he was pushed well out of bounds into the camera crew
— Cliff Booth (@_JonathonK5) November 22, 2022
Counting the opposing players that were on coverage does not seem to equate to a $10,000 fine.
Luckily, the NFL did not go as far as suspending Hopkins, so he will be good to play this Sunday versus the Los Angeles Chargers.