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Schefter: Joey Porter to be fined, not suspended

This comes courtesy of ProFootballTalk:

Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to fine Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter three game checks for pleading no contest to battery against Bengals left tackle Levi Jones at a Las Vegas casino.

The incident occurred not long after Porter signed a contract with the Dolphins, which includes $20 million in guaranteed money.

At a base salary of $800,000, a fine of three game checks equals more than $141,000.

But the good news for the Dolphins and Porter is that no suspension will be imposed.  Frankly, we think that the team lobbied the Commish aggressively to refrain from parking Porter, citing the fact that the Fins are giving up a home game this year in an effort to advance the league's European experiment.  


You know what, I don't care what the reason is.  The fact that Porter will not miss any games is all I needed to hear!!  That's great news.  Now, we just have to hope Chris Chambers can get himself out of that little mess he got himself into last weekend.  In my opinion, a suspension for Chambers is probably unlikely as well.