Sun, 28/11/2010 - 00:48 by Prince damin
Denver -- The NFL has fined Denver Broncos head Coach Josh McDaniels in connection with the illegal taping of an opponent's practice, multiple sources reported Saturday.
NFL.com, ESPN and The Denver Post reported McDaniels was fined $50,000 and the Broncos were also assessed a $50,000 penalty in the incident, for which McDaniels and Broncos President and CEO Pat Bowlen issued apologies Saturday.
Bowlen said the league found a Broncos employee had videotaped a portion of the San Francisco 49ers' Oct. 30 'walkthrough' practice at Wembley Stadium in London, a day before the two teams played each other there.
In his statement, McDaniels claimed he did not view the 6-minute tape.
Tue, 23/11/2010 - 07:18 by Prince damin
Oakland, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour has been fined $25,000 for hitting Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, an NFL official said Monday.
League spokesman Corry Rush confirmed Seymour was fined but not suspended for his actions during the Raiders' 35-3 loss to Pittsburgh Sunday, the Oakland Tribune reported.
In the incident, Seymour was scuffling with Pittsburgh guard Chris Kemoeatu when Roethlisberger approached the pair. Seymour pushed his open right hand into the quarterback's face and Roethlisberger fell to the ground.
Seymour was ejected from the game after drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
Thu, 18/11/2010 - 07:31 by Prince damin
Jacksinville, Fla. -- A Florida woman who dyed her poodle's paws pink for Halloween said she was fined $255 by an animal control officer.
Christine Hill of Jacksonville said she used dye specifically made for dogs to color her poodle's paws for Halloween, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, reported Wednesday.
"It goes on like shampoo and you rinse it off like shampoo," Hill said. "Everyone thinks it's cute."
However, Hill said she was confronted by an animal control officer Monday morning while she was with her dog in a field across from her house. She said the officer issued her a $255 citation for violating local and state laws against artificially coloring an animal's fur.
Wed, 10/11/2010 - 11:09 by Prince damin
Daytona Beach, Fla. -- NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was fined $25,000 and put on probation Tuesday for making an inappropriate gesture and verbally abusing officials.
The actions came after a tough Sunday for the veteran driver at Texas Motor Speedway during which he gave "the finger" to officials while in the pits to serve a drive-through penalty.
Busch ended in 32nd place.
The fiery driver had also angrily stormed out of a press conference Saturday following his close loss to Carl Edwards in last weekend's Nationwide Series event.
Thu, 14/10/2010 - 09:53 by Prince damin
Washington -- Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has been fined for saying he faked a knee injury, head Coach Flip Saunders said Wednesday.
Saunders announced the fine after the team's practice session but didn't disclose the amount, The Washington Post reported.
Arenas admitted to reporters after Tuesday's 107-92 pre-season win over the Atlanta Hawks that he faked the injury in order to allow backup guard Nick Young to have more playing time.
Young responded to his start by scoring 24 points in the game.
Saunders told the Post he felt betrayed by Arenas' actions.
Tue, 07/09/2010 - 06:35 by Prince damin
Southampton, England -- A British couple said they were outraged to be fined $175 for getting off their train two stops early.
Emma Clark and fiance Davyd Winter-Bates said they each purchased discounted $9 tickets to travel back to Southampton, England, from a London vacation but they decided to get off early in Eastleigh, England, to meet some friends for lunch, The Sun reported Monday.
The pair said they gave their tickets to an agent at the Eastleigh stop and were told they had violated the rules by getting off before their destination.
They were fined a total $175, amounting to twice the amount of two normal tickets.
Tue, 24/08/2010 - 22:07 by Prince damin
Stockholm, Sweden -- A pair of Stockholm teenagers were fined $270 each for attempting to listen in on teachers discussing grades using bugging equipment.
Stockholm District Court heard the middle school students, who were described as in their mid-teens, found a key to the staff common room of their middle school and planted bugging equipment they purchased from a gadget shop, Swedish News Agency TT reported Monday.
Prosecutors said the girls were planning to listen in on a meeting the following day where teachers would be deciding grades.
Authorities said the teenagers' plot was revealed when one of them detailed the plan on Facebook. The court convicted them of trespass and arbitrary conduct. They were each fined $270.
Tue, 03/08/2010 - 09:27 by Prince damin
Indianapolis -- IZOD IndyCar Series officials Tuesday fined driver Helio Castroneves $60,000 and placed him on probation for the remainder of the season.
The discipline came as a result of Castroneves' meltdown following last month's race in Edmonton, Alberta, in which he was stripped of the victory for blocking his Team Penske teammate Will Power and failing to take the drive-through pit-lane penalty.
The Brazilian confronted two officials on pit lane after the conclusion of the race, making physical contact with one of them after exiting his car.
Thu, 22/07/2010 - 23:40 by Pankaj Damin
Boston -- Upper Crust employees in Massachusetts have complained the pizza chain ordered them to pay back a Department of Labor fine through wage cuts.
A year ago, the Labor Department fined Upper Crust $341,000, which was given to workers who were cheated out of overtime pay, The Boston Globe reported Thursday.
Employees now say the company ordered pay cuts as soon as the payment to the Department of Labor was made. Management also shifted employees from hourly to salaried workers to dodge overtime as an issue, employees said.
Many of the chain's workers are Brazilian immigrants who frequently work 80 hours per week.
Tue, 08/06/2010 - 11:51 by Pankaj Damin
Coral Springs, Fla. -- A Florida surgeon who mistakenly removed a patient's kidney instead of his gallbladder has been fined $5,000, officials said.
In October 2007 Bernard Zaragoza of Coral Springs removed a kidney from an 83-year-old patient whose "unusual anatomy" placed the kidney where the gallbladder should have been, Health News Florida reported Monday.
"I was completely mortified," Zaragoza said upon discovering the error. "It's a complication I never heard of, dreamed of, or imagined could happen.''
Fri, 14/05/2010 - 11:00 by Rakhi
London -- Nearly 7,000 motorists were fined more than $1.5 million for driving down a London road open only to buses and taxis, officials said.
City officials said the junction between Vauxhall Bridge Road and Wilton Road in the Westminister area of London was clearly marked with signs warning of engineering work that made cars off limits for a month during March and April.
Some drivers, however, said the signs were confusing and they didn't deserve the $178 fine handed down to motorists who drove the road and were caught by a traffic camera, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.
"I went through this area, turned right and the next thing I know, a week or so later, I got a ticket," driver Mark Reed said.
Thu, 22/04/2010 - 09:20 by Natalie James
Hollywood actress Heather Locklear has been arrested for an alleged hit-and-run incident, according to multiple US tabloid reports.