NFL fines Seymour 30K for punch


NFL fines Seymour 30K for punch

Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour was fined 30,000 by the NFL for throwing a punch in last week's game with the Dolphins.

Seymour was ejected last week after striking Miami's Richie Incognito. It was the second time in as many seasons he's been sent packing.

Replays showed Seymour throwing a quick left hook to Incognito's neck and a quick right open hand to his facemask away from the ball.

It was the most costly of the fines handed down by the league following Week 13.

New England linebacker Jerod Mayo was fined 25,000 for a hit on Colts' quarterback Dan Olovsky. Detroit tight end Brandon Pettigrew also received a 25,000 fine. He was cited for bumping into a referee while trying to get to Saints safety Roman Harper.

Last year Seymour was ejected and fined 25,000 for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the helmet.

After Sunday's game Seymour made this statement:

"I apologize to my teammates, coaching staff and the organization, also the Raider Nation. I'm disappointed that I wasn't there to finish the game with my teammates. I think that its an emotional game and I shouldn't have let my emotions get the best of me. No excuses."

Seymour was tossed with 5:46 remaining in the third quarter and the Raiders trailing 20-0. Two plays later, Miami quarterback Matt Moore scored from six yards out. Seymour had no statistics, meaning, no tackles.

"As I told him, he can't get kicked out," Raiders coach Hue Jackson said after the game. "He's one of the rocks of this football team. You can never do something to get yourself kicked out of the game when you're one of the leaders of this football team."

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand


Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence


Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.