The cost of flipping someone off during last Sunday's Vikings game turned out to be $5,000 for Louis Delmas. The Lions fined Delmas that amount for what they called an "unsportsmanlike act." Two years ago, Dominic Raiola was hit with a $7,500 fine for doing the same thing, although he directed the one-finger salute at Lions fans.â†µ
Earlier in the week, Delmas tried to play the "it wasn't me" card when asked about the picture originally posted by Deadspin.â†µ
"Yeah, I saw it," Delmas said when asked about the picture. "That wasn't me, and if it was, that was my pointer finger."â†µ
Delmas wasn't the only player fined for things that happened last Sunday. Minnesota's Ray Edwards and Ryan Cook were also hit with $5,000 fines, although theirs came from the NFL, not their team. Also, Edwards actually was fined $5,000 twice for multiple incidents, including shoving Rob Sims and starting a scrum that ended with Shaun Hill trying to go at it with Jared Allen.