According to Jim Trotter of SI.com, the Buccaneers have fined quarterback Josh Freeman twice over the past month and once during the last week.
Add another layer to the ongoing feud between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Josh Freeman, as SI has learned that Freeman has been fined twice by the club in the last month, including once in the last week, for conduct detrimental to the team. The infractions include missing at least one team meeting and participating in an unauthorized media interview. According to a source, Freeman plans to appeal the fines.
Trotter believes the Bucs might be setting themselves up to suspend Freeman without pay.
The fine potentially sets up a scenario under which Tampa Bay can suspend Freeman without pay. That would allow the team to attempt to trade the fifth-year QB while not paying a portion of his salary.
It’s truly sad how poorly the Buccaneers have been treating Freeman.