NEW ORLEANS — Saints defensive end Cam Jordan has won his appeal of a $50,000 fine for allegedly faking an injury in a game against Tampa, according to published reports.
Jordan went down to one knee following a play midway through the fourth quarter of the team's late season loss to Tampa Bay.
The NFL alleged that Jordan was faking an injury to buy the team some time as it was facing a fourth down play by the Bucs.
Jordan and the Saints immediately denied it and Jordan did go to the injury tent and had his foot taped up. He finished the game.
The team said that an MRI he had the following day showed he suffered an acute mid-foot sprain.
Jordan, who is known as one of the most upstanding players in the game, was upset by the initial fine. He said he laughed when his agent told him about it, thinking it was a joke.
The Saints also were fined $350,000 and Dennis Allen and defensive coach Ryan Nielsen were also fined.
If Jordan's fine was overturned, it seems likely that the rest of those fined will have theirs turned around as well.