NFL fines David Tepper $300K after Panthers owner throws drink at fans in Jacksonville

On Tuesday, the NFL fined Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper $300,000 for throwing a drink at fans toward the end of the Panthers' 26-0 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday in Jacksonville.

Following a two-day silence on the incident, the Panthers issued a three-sentence statement from Tepper on Tuesday evening, which did not include an apology.

"I am extremely passionate about this team and deeply regret my behavior on Sunday," Tepper stated in a statement. "I should have left any problems to NFL stadium security."

 I respect the NFL's code of conduct and accept the league's disciplinary action against me."

The fine will have little impact on Tepper's riches because it amounts to less than 1% of his $20.6 billion net worth.

In the past, fans who threw drinks at players received lifetime stadium bans. Some analysts predicted that Tepper would be suspended for at least one game for what the NFL called "unacceptable conduct."

"All NFL personnel are expected to conduct themselves at all times in ways that respect our fans and favorably reflect on their team and the NFL," the NFL stated in a statement.

A Jaguars fan captured Tepper tossing the contents of a cup into the fans from the visiting owner's suite at EverBank Stadium on camera on Sunday. 

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