Lost in the understandable uproar over Joshua Morgan telling reporters he received death threats on Twitter after his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Sunday was the fact that he was disciplined by the NFL.
The Washington Redskins receiver said the NFL fined him for the incident, in which which he threw a football at St. Louis Rams defensive back Cortland Finnegan by
He said he thought it was a league punishment, not a team one. He did not know what the amount was.
“I think so. I haven’t even looked at it yet,” Morgan said.
Coach Mike Shanahan seemed to indicate Monday that he would not punish Morgan, even though the penalty happened in the final minutes and contributed to the Redskins’ 31-28 loss.
“You always play the best players. You play the guys that you think give you the best chance to win,” Shanahan said. “What you’re trying to do is make sure that it doesn’t reoccur again… for our whole football team.”