NFL fines Baker Mayfield over $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct in Battle of Ohio

NFL fines Baker Mayfield over $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct in Battle of Ohio
File-This Dec. 23, 2018, file photo shows Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) scrambling in the second quarter an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cleveland. Mayfield’s reaping rewards for his stellar rookie season. Cleveland’s cocky and charismatic quarterback was voted winner of the Joe Thomas Award, player of the year, on Wednesday by the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America. In addition, Mayfield, whose play has sparked the biggest one-season turnaround in club history, was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after he throwing three touchdown passes in a win over Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Richard, File) (David Richard)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Baker Mayfield has gotten himself into trouble with the NFL...and no, it’s not for his infamous stare down with his former head coach Hue Jackson during the Browns vs. Bengals Battle of Ohio.

After the Cleveland QB threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to TE Darren Fells in the second quarter, Mayfield seemingly made a lewd gesture during his sideline celebration.

Now, the NFL has reportedly fined Browns' #6 $10,026 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

According to Mayfield’s agents, the rookie will appeal the fine.

In the meantime, Browns fans are taking to social media to show they are not happy with the NFL’s disciplinary action...One has even created a GoFundMe account to pay for the fine saying:

“As a Browns fan, we understand that Baker was just feeling dangerous after his touchdown. I am campaigning for Browns fans to come together and pay for his fine as a thank you for the joy that he has brought back to our fan base. We’re all feeling dangerous here in Cleveland....GO BROWNS!"

If the money raised does not pay the fine, the account creator John Hillbery says, “I’m sure us Browns fans would love to donate this sum to a charity of Baker’s choice once the goal has been reached!”

Earlier this week, Mayfield responded to the nationwide attention, and criticism, for his actions during the Cincinnati game saying:

“I do not get why people have a problem with football being a competitive sport. You are supposed to play with emotion. You are supposed to play with passion. Quite honestly, if you do not like it, whatever. Football is not meant to be a soft game. Couldn’t care less.”

See if the 6x NFL Rookie of the Week is feeling “Dan6erous” as the Browns take on the Ravens in the CBS Game of the Week at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday.

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