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No Fine for Chiefs LB Mike Vrabel's Mile High Salute to Broncos

I told you after last weekend's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos that LB Mike Vrabel at one point in the fourth quarter "saluted" the opposing sidelines after head coach Josh McDaniels decided to go for it on a fourth down.

Of course, that salute was done with just one finger and it happened to be the one in the middle.

A league spokesman tells us that Vrabel was not fined for the incident.


In the past, players have been fined up to $10,000 for similar gestures.  Just last month, Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams was fined $250,000 for a double handed, um, gesture.  Vrabel even admitted his mistake after the game telling me (and a group of reporters) that he did it out of frustration.

Ultimately, I'm not quite sure why he wasn't fined.  I do have a guess, though, and it comes from a quote attributed to Vrabel in this morning's Kansas City Star.

"Maybe they don’t have it on film."

As simple as that.  Maybe they don't.

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