Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been fined over $ 28,000 for his conduct in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams in their Week 17 game.
Hopkins was seen giving an official a middle finger after a play. Cameras captured the moment in the third quarter as the team dropped 8 points.
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the NFL Network reported on Saturday that Hopkins had been fined $ 28,075 for “unsportsmanlike conduct”. He was accused of “yelling” at officials during the match.
Arizona narrowly missed a playoff appearance after an 8-8 season. The Cardinals needed to beat the Rams in their game to get there, but they failed.
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The Cardinals acquired Hopkins during the offseason from the Houston Texans in a shocking trade. His acquisition gave quarterback Kyler Murray another target to hit in the aspiring offensive coach Kliff Kingsbury tried to set up.
Hopkins has been selected for the Pro Bowl, although the NFL does not have a live game this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. He tied his career with 115 receptions. He’s also had 1,407 receiving yards and six touchdown catches this season.
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The eight-year-old pro will certainly be a big part of the offense going forward.