Posted by Will Brinson
Brandon Jacobs has had a rough little go of things, monetarily, any time that Tom Coughlin messes with the Giants starting lineup.
First, there was his demotion to backup running back behind Ahmad Bradshaw, which was followed directly by him tossing his helmet into the stands and getting fined $10,000 . Now, he's been fined $20,000 for yelling at Eagles fans during last week's loss to Philadelphia.
"Jacobs was observed by an NFL security representative making obscene gestures and yelling obscenities toward fans in the stands," according to email Randall Liu, NFC information manager, sent to the New Jersey Star-Ledger .
Obviously, this is not directly related to his promotion to starting running back in New York , but the timing is bizarre nonetheless.
More annoying for Jacobs than the hit to the wallet may be the fact that he's running behind a makeshift offensive line -- the Giants are hurting there and, thanks to the fact that backup Shawn Andrews is sitting in a hospital bed tweeting all day Friday , may have to lean heavily on their depth chart Sunday.
UPDATE (4:48 p.m.): But Jacobs wasn't the only one who will have to withdraw $20,000 from the nearest ATM machine.
Raiders DT Tommy Kelly also took a $20,000 hit to his wallet for unnecessary roughness against the Steelers when he unnecessarily struck the head of an opponent on a special teams play. This, by the way, occured when Pittsburgh was kicking an extra point following its final touchdown of the game to make it 35-3.
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