Jets Linebacker Fined $10,000 for Obscene Gesture

The team said Bart Scott's actions were "inappropriate and unacceptable."

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012  |  Updated 1:09 PM EDT
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Jets Linebacker Fined for Obscene Gesture

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Jets linebacker Bart Scott

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The Jets have fined linebacker Bart Scott $10,000 for an obscene gesture he made toward a photographer in the team's locker room Monday.

After gathering items from his locker at the team's facility in Florham Park, N.J., Scott walked past reporters and then turned, stuck out his middle finger and used an expletive while telling a photographer to get the camera out of his face.

The team says in a statement announcing the fine Thursday that Scott's "actions were inappropriate and unacceptable."

It is uncertain whether Scott, who's owed $4 million in guarantees next season, will be back with the Jets next season.

Coach Rex Ryan was fined $75,000 by the NFL in November for using profanity while angrily responding to a fan at halftime of a home game, and also was penalized $50,000 by the team for making a similar gesture to a photographer in 2010.

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