Clayborn Fined For Untucked Jersey

August 21st, 2014


Bucs defensive end Adrian Clayborn has been fined by the NFL $5,500 for wearing an untucked jersey during a preseason game this summer. Clayborn Twittered out a vague detail about this yesterday.

While it was unclear who Clayborn was Twittering about, Clayborn confirmed to Joe this afternoon that he was indeed fined $5,500, but declined further comment.

Joe has to agree with Clayborn’s Twitter. Joe understands the NFL doesn’t want players to look slovenly on the football field. But hitting a guy over five-large for an untucked jersey seems rather much.

It is unclear in what game Clayborn made the grave offense.

28 Responses to “Clayborn Fined For Untucked Jersey”

  1. Walter Says:


  2. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Quite possibly one of the most asinine things I’ve ever heard a player being fined for. The NFL is becoming a complete joke.

  3. Snook Says:

    Its especially asinine compared to the $11k that Manziel will get fined for giving the finger on national TV.

  4. Orca Says:

    So, what’s he supposed to do, run off the field in the middle of a series to tuck his jersey in properly? Asinine.

  5. DallasBuc Says:

    It’s as if they are trying to change and hurt every aspect of this game that they can. When was the last time a rule change or action by the nfl was needed or seen as an improvement? Drawing a blank…

  6. Orca Says:

    Maybe they should make sure they’re wearing a tie to work too and fine them if they don’t use the right type of knot.

  7. Patrick Says:

    He should stand his ground and not pay it.

  8. Brooks Says:

    Connor Barth must be broke. He never tucks his jersey in. Wtf is happening to this league.

  9. robert9 Says:

    hope the don’t fine the cheerleaders for lack of clevage!

  10. Chef Paul Says:

    I hope they DO fine the cheerleaders for lack of cleavage.

    7 inches minimum ladies!!! If you aint got it, go see a doctor that will give it you.

    Perhaps tckrdr has some friends that can help you.

  11. flmike Says:

    Anyone get a look at DeSean Jackson last week, jersey untucked with an off color tee shirt underneath, wonder what he got fined?

  12. Joe Says:

    I hope they DO fine the cheerleaders for lack of cleavage.

    7 inches minimum ladies!!! If you aint got it, go see a doctor that will give it you.


  13. BoJim Says:

    Man. What’s next? A knife in the thigh?

  14. Hawk Says:

    Parnell (Paydirt) Dickinson is/was(?) the local liaison for the NFL. His job is to make sure that all players/coaches are wearing ‘approved’ clothing. He addresses the team, before preseason, with the clothing/logo expectations of the league. They get a list of do’s and don’ts. I’m guessing, as I haven’t talked to Parnell in a couple of years, that he, like the officials, are more picky during preseason, so as to make sure the players know they are serious.
    $5,500 may seem like a lot to you and I, but with Clayborns’ salary, he might not have noticed it missing if the league hadn’t informed him.

  15. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    I’m guessing $5,500 is a lot of money to anyone. The league is just becoming a hog that is now resorting to feasting on it’s own players for more income. All it will do is have a negative effect on the quality of the finished product on the field. Instead of guys focusing on the next play, they’ll be checking to make sure their jersey is tucked properly. If you don’t find this ridiculous I’d question your sanity.

  16. Buccfan37 Says:

    Next the NFL will be leveling fines for fat bellies hanging out.

  17. Zam Says:

    I bet next time he tucks his jersey in.

  18. 77 bassman Says:

    Must be nice to have $5,500 ! To pay a damn fine!

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Sapp use to have his jersey out all the time. Bigger guys have trouble keeping them in.

    Frankly, I think tucking them in does nothing to help those putrid unis look good.

  20. Hawk Says:

    @ ShutTheBucUp

    Unless they have changed policies, in the last couple of years, the NFL does NOT keep fines. IIRC, they have a list of charities that reap the benefits of players who break the rules.
    The Joes might have more up-to-date info on that.

  21. BamBamBuc Says:

    I’m curious if the league gives out warnings before fines for this type of “uniform infraction”. With a fine that large, it would seem only right that the league would contact the player after the first offense with a warning before actually dishing out such a ridiculous sum.

  22. BamBamBuc Says:


    While it’s somewhat noble of the NFL to donate to charities (with some of the billions they make), and I think that using fine money from things like illegal hits or off-field conduct is a great place to put that money, I still think the $5,500 amount is ludicrous for an untucked jersey violation. Seriously, would it be a $11,000 fine if both socks aren’t pulled up? $5,500 per sock?

    Yes, it’s a uniform. Yes, the NFL has rules regarding the uniforms worn on game days. Yes, it’s reasonable the NFL (employer) can fine players (employees) for failing to abide by the uniform policies. But the amount (even for a guy making a few million $ per season) is wrong.

    Per, there were 5 fines for “Other Uniform/Equipment” violations. The smallest was $5,250 to Marshawn Lynch in week 4 for wearing green shoes (not the same color as his teammates). The ONLY preaseason violation was RGIII in the amount of $10k for “wearing an unauthorized T-shirt during pregame warmups” in a game he didn’t even play in and wore a legal uniform on the sidelines during the game. Brandon Marshall was fined for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for his charity during Mental Health Awareness week (reported fine was $5,250, Spotrac is listing $10,500… so $5250 each cleat? 2 separate fines?)

    Most NFL players make 10x the money most ordinary people make, but how bad would it hurt to get a $500 fine for wearing green socks instead of black, or having your tie tied too short? Many people would think $50 is unreasonable.

  23. BamBamBuc Says:

    Oh, and fines for violence were $2625 more than uniform violations last year, so $7,875 for vicious hits and $5,250 for not tucking in your jersey… that makes a lot of sense. That’s right… helmet to helmet hit, roughing the passer, leg whip, chop block, even fighting… $7,875. Green shoes, untucked jersey… $5,250

  24. Hawk Says:

    Whoa, BamBamBuc. I don’t make, enforce, or necessarily agree with the rules. I’m just passing out information so everyone knows the whys and wherefores.
    Some of the rules make sense because they protect corporations who spend millions to have their name associated with every player and coach (Reebok, Nike, Adidas, etc.), but other rules(fines) are just plain silly.

  25. BamBamBuc Says:

    I understand the trademark rules, as it provides income to the league which allows for higher pay for the players. They even have rules that allow players to wear non-authorized cleats, but the logo must be covered with tape. And I know you (Hawk) weren’t saying you agree with them, but stating that the NFL may donate the money to charity (good cause or not) makes it sound like it’s ok, when it isn’t. Again, if your boss took $500 out of your check because you had brown soles on your shoes instead of black and donated it to charity (a tax deduction for him), that doesn’t make it right. It’s like the government taking money in taxes and giving it to people that never earned or deserve it and claiming how wonderful and kind they are, but then taking SS out of your check and threatening to take it away because it’s an “entitlement program” (it’s not, we pay into it, we are supposed to get it back, plus interest)

  26. Hawk Says:

    And I agree with you 100%.

  27. GenocideD Says:

    Let’s trade him to the Patriots so he can be productive. 😉

  28. Bucfever40 Says:

    I agree with the fine, I mean these are the new uniforms we’re suppose to embrace. If there’s no dress code, some idiot players are gonna wear their undershirt coming down to their knees just to stand out.

    I will say all the NFL jerseys these days, lay outside the pants (contoured to their waist). The undershirt being exposed is a little sloppy looking, jmo.