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Joey Bosa Fined For Criticizing Officials Following Playoff Loss To Jacksonville

by Griffin McVeigh
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Nobody was more frustrated with the Los Angeles Chargers playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars than Joey Bosa. He was visibly upset with the result both during and after, criticizing the officials during a postgame press conference.

Those actions and words have now cost Bosa a couple dollars, with the NFL fining the pass rusher over $50,000 for a few different incidents. Between publicly discussing the officials and slamming his helmet down on the field, Bosa will be opening the checkbook.

“The NFL fined #Chargers star Joey Bosa $55,546 for unsportsmanlike conduct and public criticism of officiating in last week’s playoff loss to the #Jaguars,” Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network said.

Nearly $43,000 of the fine money is due to Bosa’s unsportsmanlike penalties committed while Jacksonville was completing its comeback.

$12,500 was due to making comments on the officiating.

Bosa played in just over 50% of the team’s defensive snaps, recording just one tackle and one quarterback hit. It was an overall frustrating day for the elite pass rusher.

Bosa will have to vent those frustrations next fall. Los Angeles will give things another whirl come the 2023 season, with high hopes as well.

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To say Bosa was not happy last week would be quite an understatement. One of the things he was upset over was the offensive tackle lining up against him getting a head start. It’s something that has been going on in the NFL all season and it’s visible as plays get started.

This led to him getting the two penalties and eventually slamming his helmet on the field. Even when head coach Brandon Staley picked it up off the ground and handed it back to his player, the helmet went right back into the ground with some conviction.

Losing in the playoffs is fun for nobody, especially after the Chargers earned the top Wild Card spot. How you get the frustration out of your system can be the difference between no fines and taking over $55,000 out of your pocket.

A costly string of events for Bosa.