‘Regret my behavior’: NFL fines David Tepper $300K for ‘unacceptable conduct’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WBTV) – The NFL fined Panthers owner David Tepper $300,000 on Tuesday after what they called “unacceptable conduct in Jacksonville during Sunday’s game.”

In a viral video circulating on social media, Tepper appeared to be throwing a drink at fans inside EverBank stadium.

In a statement, Tepper apologized for his actions, saying:

“I am deeply passionate about this team and regret my behavior on Sunday. I should have let NFL stadium security handle any issues that arose. I respect the NFL’s code of conduct and accept the League’s discipline for my behavior.”

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The NFL’s complete statement on the situation can be read below:

“The National Football League today [Tuesday] fined Carolina Panthers’ chairman David Tepper $300,000 for his unacceptable conduct in Jacksonville during Sunday’s game. All NFL personnel are expected to conduct themselves at all times in ways that respect our fans and favorably reflect on their team and the NFL.”

WBTV took to social media after the news, asking fans their opinions. While some felt $300,000 was a steep fine, an overwhelming majority believed it wasn’t enough.

“A small fine doesn’t teach anyone anything,” wrote one viewer.

“No, that’s just pocket change to him; need new owner,” another wrote.