Report: NFL won't fine Randy Starks for flashing middle finger

Randy Starks thinks his teammates are No. 1. (CBS)
Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks had a nice start to the season, registering 1.5 sacks against Brandon Weeden and the Browns last Sunday. On his last sack, which came with 2:11 to go in the fourth quarter and Miami leading 23-10, Starks turned to the Dolphins sidelines and flashed his middle finger.

It was slightly more subtle than Titans owner Bud Adams in 2009 shooting birds like he was playing Duck Hunt.

And unlike Adams, who was fined $250,000, Starks will face no such discipline from the league, which deems it a club matter according to ProFootballTalk.com

The Dolphins aren't saying whether they'll fine Starks, who admitted that wasn't his best moment.

"Of course I regret it,” Starks earlier in the week, according to the Miami Herald. "It’s something I shouldn’t have [done]. It was something that I was joking around with my teammates. Whatever consequences happen, I have to take it."

Coach Joe Philbin added: “Any discussions I might have had with Randy would stay internal. They are of a personal nature."

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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