After each week of the NFL season, the league runs through every play - controversial or not - and looks for fine-worthy moments. They can come during the game or even in the post-game press conference.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield got dinged for the latter.
Following the team's loss to the Seattle Seahawks last weekend, Mayfield trashed the officiating. Even though he had a point, the NFL always hands out fines for players and coaches that criticize the officiating.
Mayfield himself knew a fine was coming before he even said anything. "I'll probably be fined for saying this, but it was pretty bad out there," Mayfield said after the game.
Well, he was fined.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Mayfield received a $12,500 fine for "public comments regarding officiating."
Regardless of whether or not Mayfield's comments are correct, the NFL doesn't stand for criticism of officiating.
We're sure he'll have no trouble paying the fine.