Eagles S Jenkins fined for flipping off Payton
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has been fined $13,369 for making an obscene gesture to his former coach, New Orleans' Sean Payton, during the Saints' 48-7 drubbing of Philadelphia last Sunday, according to multiple reports.
The incident occurred when the Saints, leading by 31 points in the fourth quarter, went for it on fourth-and-6 and got a 37-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees to Alvin Kamara -- with Jenkins defending on the play.
"I'm a competitor. I love Sean to death. I know what type of guy and coach he is. That was more so personal between me and him," Jenkins, who won a Super Bowl with Payton and the Saints as a 2009 rookie, told NBC Sports Philadelphia.
"We talked after the game. It's all good. I know Sean. They're going to go for it. I was more so upset that it was on me."
Payton said he elected to go for the first down on the play because he wasn't comfortable trying a field goal from that distance. He had nothing but good things to say afterward about Jenkins.
"I think the world of him. He's a tremendous player," Payton said. "I hate that he got out of here. That was probably as big a mistake as we've made here in 13 years. He's made up of all the right things, and he's a tremendous competitor."
--Field Level Media
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