On Wednesday, Ward was fined by the NFL more than $23k; $17,363 for the hit on Hilton and $5,700 for the untucked jersey, or $23,063 total.
Ward has been playing with the "1980s college style" jersey for weeks now, which is likely why that fine is so large. Starting around the time of Deion Sanders -- who always found a way to stand out -- the league started putting NFL dress code posters in locker rooms so players know exactly how they should look every time they step onto the field.
So, if you add up the salary which Talib won't be paid for this week's game as well as the money Ward was fined for his two infractions, that's $346,592 this week alone. If you just add up the amount players have been fined this season, it's a whopping $85,000-plus.
That money, if you're wondering, goes to charity as well as the Player's Assistance Fund.
“Yeah, I think I told the players that you’re not going to get the benefit of the doubt sometimes whenever you’re that high, from that standpoint because you start to get reputations in this league," Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday. "It’s something that we have to change. I know one thing, I don’t want to lose the way that we’re playing defense. I don’t want to lose that in the back half of the season, but I do definitely want to correct and cut down on the penalties that we’ve had."