Upshaw: Fine excessive, no prior warning
With support from the NFL Players' Association, Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp will appeal the $50,000 fine he was issued Tuesday for mistreating officials.
The NFL also threatened Sapp with a suspension if his behavior doesn't improve. Earlier this week, the six-time Pro Bowl selection called the punishment "unbelievable" and said he believed the league is trying to make an example of him.
"The appeal will be based on, first, the timeliness of it," NFLPA chief ...
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