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Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians fined $50K for slapping Andrew Adams on the helmet

Written by Doug Rush

Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians fined $50K for slapping Andrew Adams on the helmet

While Bruce Arians is trying to repeat as the Super Bowl winning head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFL requested some money from him.

The NFL fined Arians $50,000 for hitting his own safety, Andrew Adams, in the helmet during their opening round win vs the Philadelphia Eagles.

Adams was getting into it with Eagles players, which lead to Arians slapping him on the head. Arians is expected to appeal the fine.

This isn’t quite Urban Meyer kicking Josh Lambo in the leg, mostly because Meyer isn’t Arians in the NFL. Plus, it was in the heat of the moment and Arians was trying to get the attention of his player.

This weekend, the Buccaneers will take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.