Dallas Cowboys David Irving ‘Learns His Lesson’ After Fine
In Week 9 the Dallas Cowboys traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to face the still-winless Browns. Although the ‘Boys walked away with a victory, defensive lineman, David Irving returned to Dallas with a fine.
Irving found himself in the middle with an on-field altercation with Browns’ center Cameron Erving during the first quarter of the matchup. It appears as though it was started by Erving, but Irving responded in kind. Things got heated quickly and both were ejected and fined, with Irving walking away helmet-less.
"I definitely learned my lesson," Irving said. "It won't happen again, I can tell you that much."
According to ESPN, Irving’s fine was for unnecessary roughness and totaled $9,115. Irving’s contract will pay $525,000 guaranteed this year. Jokingly, Irving implied that the fine could really hurt him saying, "It's going to hurt a guy like me," he said. "I'm not making all this money. It hurts. I have to budget better, eat less. Just kidding."
The NFL basically just ripped out one week’s worth of pay from Irving. Not enough to hurt him, but enough to remind him to keep things clean on the field.
Lauren Lapaglia is a lifelong Cowboys fan and is the NFC East Division Manager, Dallas Cowboys lead writer and marketer for Pro Football Spot. For more Cowboys content, follow her on Twitter @scullyspeaks and the Cowboys on PFS @spotcowboys.