Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has reportedly been fined over $13,000 for raising his middle finger toward his own sideline after he was injured late in last Sunday's game at the Arizona Cardinals.
Thomas suffered a lower left leg fracture and was fitted with an air cast following a game-tying touchdown pass from Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen in the fourth quarter of the game. He stayed on the ground for several minutes after the play as Seahawks and Cardinals players checked in on him, and he was eventually carted off the field.
Per the Seattle Times, Thomas has been fined $13,369 by the NFL -- the standard penalty for a first-time unsportsmanlike conduct violation this season.
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Thomas, whose contract with the Seahawks expires after the season, has discussed his desire for a new, long-term contract with the team. He held out for most of the Seahawks' training camp due to his desire for a new contract and has been upset about not being able to reach an agreement on a new deal with the team.
The 29-year-old Thomas is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and a three-time First-team All-Pro. He helped guide the Seahawks to a Super Bowl XLVIII championship.
The Seahawks went on to win the game 20-17.