CeeDee Lamb confused by his 5-figure uniform fines next to Aaron Rodgers' $15K fine for COVID breach

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A lot of folks thought Aaron Rodgers got off easy for repeatedly violating the NFL's COVID-19 protocols after telling the public in the preseason: "Yeah, I've been immunized."

Count CeeDee Lamb among them. 

The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver has reportedly racked up $46,350 in fines for violations this season, including having an untucked jersey and his socks too low. The tally also includes a $10,300 fine for waving at the New England Patriots after scoring a game-winning touchdown and another $10,815 for an illegal block against the Carolina Panthers. 

When asked on Wednesday if he's surprised by his repeated fines, Lamb said this:

"Yes, very surprised — actually, very surprised," Lamb told reporters at Cowboys practice.

OXNARD, CA - JULY 24: Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb #88 of the Dallas Cowboys answers questions from the media following a day of training camp at River Ridge Complex on July 24, 2021 in Oxnard, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CeeDee Lamb isn't pleased with his repeated fines. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Rodgers received a $14,560 fine on Tuesday for violating the NFL's COVID-19 protocols, per the standards set by the NFL and the NFLPA. It's not clear why he wasn't fined or potentially suspended for multiple violations. The $3.5 billion Green Bay Packers organization that was complicit in helping Rodgers conceal his status got by with a $300,000 fine.

To be clear, Rodgers misled the media about his vaccination status then repeatedly spoke indoors with media members who believed he was vaccinated while not wearing a mask, thus putting his and the health of everybody else in the room at increased risk amid a pandemic that's killed more than 750,000 Americans. He also put the health of fellow Halloween revelers at risk by attending a party without a mask, a violation that is reportedly the basis of his fine. 

"Annoy me? Nah," Lamb said of the fine he received. "Confuse me a lot? Very much so? Yes. I just don’t understand why I’m always the one getting fined for some reason. Untucked jersey, socks too low. I don’t know, bro. I don’t know."

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