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Wile_E_Coyote
12-17-2004, 05:00 PM
DENVER (AP) -- Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer was fined $5,000 by the NFL on Friday for making an obscene gesture during last week's game against Miami.

Plummer and coach Mike Shanahan refused comment on the fine.
Plummer apologized after the game, then during interviews Wednesday, admitted he wasn't perfect and promised he'd never make the same mistake again.

"I'm not a robot. I'm a man that has warm blood and sometimes it gets hot in there running through my veins," Plummer said. "You know people do things that they regret. As long as you can learn a lesson from it and stand up and be a man about what your actions were and move on, that's the true lesson you learn from it."

Plummer reached his hand behind his helmet and made the gesture upon reaching the bench after throwing a first-quarter interception in the 20-17 win over the Dolphins. The much-maligned quarterback has thrown six picks and no touchdowns in Denver's last two games. His 17 interceptions this season are the second most in the NFL.
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Despite Plummer's troubles, both Shanahan and owner Pat Bowlen said this week that the Broncos intend to keep the quarterback for the long term. To keep him, they must pay a $6 million roster bonus in the upcoming offseason.
Plummer's actions stirred up big-time debate in Denver over whether the Broncos should fine Plummer and whether Plummer's indiscretion was a sign of him not having the composure to lead the team deep into the playoffs.

Earlier in the week, Shanahan applauded Plummer's fire but said all players need to keep their cool during a game, even if they're being heckled.
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"I think Jake understands that this game is very tough on the quarterback," coach Mike Shanahan said. "You work your way through it. If you're mentally tough enough, you survive. If not, you acquiesce and you're gone."


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FloridaChief
12-17-2004, 05:10 PM
$5000? That's $5000 for every middle finger he raised in disrespect towards his team's fans...

"I'm not a robot. I'm a man that has warm blood and sometimes it gets hot in there running through my veins,"

Believe I once saw that line in a porn film script...

Mile High Mania
12-17-2004, 05:12 PM
Some of you make too much of this... he was flipping off people giving him hell. It happens and as a member of the DEN faithful... I never took the gesture personally. I thought it was funny and warranted.

More players should flip off fans.

stumppy
12-17-2004, 05:15 PM
Some of you make too much of this... he was flipping off people giving him hell. It happens and as a member of the DEN faithful... I never took the gesture personally. I thought it was funny and warranted.

More players should flip off fans.


Isn't that what Plummer basically does everytime he picks up his pay check ?

Skip Towne
12-17-2004, 05:15 PM
Shoulda been $10,000. He's a Donk, repeat offender ya know.

Boon
12-17-2004, 05:18 PM
More players should flip off fans.

Should they be allowed to go into the stands and fight also?

Jenson71
12-17-2004, 05:18 PM
I'm a man...

So how much will he be fined for this blatant lie?...

Dave Lane
12-17-2004, 05:20 PM
Isn't that what Plummer basically does everytime he picks up his pay check ?

Rep ROFL ROFL :thumb:

Dave

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-17-2004, 05:41 PM
I'd gladly pay $5,000 to flip off the Denver fans. Sounds like a bargain.

ENDelt260
12-17-2004, 05:42 PM
Speaking of which...

I wonder what the final cost of Chieffan5840's Denver-fan-flipoff was...

OldTownChief
12-17-2004, 06:12 PM
More players should flip off fans.

Ya, screw the bastards that pay his salary.