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Lions Fine Louis Delmas $5,000 For 'Unsportsmanlike Act'

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.

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Earlier in the week, Delmas tried to play the "it wasn't me" card when asked about the picture originally posted by Deadspin.

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"Yeah, I saw it," Delmas said when asked about the picture. "That wasn't me, and if it was, that was my pointer finger."

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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.