The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports this afternoon that Bud Adams was fined an astounding $250,000 for his double bird flip at the Buffalo Bills yesterday. (No word on the Dewars being padlocked next Sunday.)
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Goodell actually attended the same game with Adams, which had people wondering if the commissioner saw the owner’s gestures.
Though he was in Adams’ suite for a portion of the game, you won’t be surprised to find out that he didn’t. Read more…
Jim Wyatt of the NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN brings us Bud Adams’ official, obligatory apology for his obscene gestures during the Titans-Bills game in Nashville yesterday.
“I need to apologize for my actions yesterday near the end of the game. I got caught up in the excitement of a great day, but I do realize that those types of things shouldn’t happen. I need to specifically apologize to the Bills, their fans, our fans and the NFL. I obviously have a great deal of respect for Ralph Wilson and the history we have shared. I also understand there will probably be league discipline for my actions and I will accept those.”
I have one edit for Bud on his statement, he can delete “probably.”
But he should “probably” think about losing the booze in his luxury box.
*UPDATE*: We’ve added video of Bud Adams’ (double) bird flipping after the jump. After watching Adams in the clip, I’ll have what he’s having.
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I think it’s also safe to assume now that Adams will be punished in some way by the NFL’s league office.
Jim Wyatt of the NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN reports today that during the Tennessee Titans win over the Buffalo Bills at LP Field in Nashville, Titans Owner Bud Adams was excited. So excited that he made an obscene gesture in the direction of the Bills’ sideline.
(Photo is an obscene gesture, so if you click through, you’ve been warned)
Wyatt: “The 86-year-old owner made an appearance on the sideline in the closing minutes, and even did a little dance as the Titans capped a 41–17 victory. Then he turned toward the Buffalo sideline and gave the Bills the middle finger. Make that two middle fingers — Adams was using both hands.”
Wyatt’s report references Adams’ gesture coming from the sidelines.
This afternoon I received a photo of Adams also flipping the double bird, but from his luxury box - earlier in the same game.