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Titans owner Adams fined for obscene gesture

Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr. (born 1923 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma) is a businessman who owns the Tennessee Titans franchise in the National Football League. He was a charter owner in the former American Football League with the Titans' predecessor franchise, the Houston Oilers.  was slapped with a 250,000 dollar fine Monday for an obscene gesture directed at Buffalo fans, the National Football League announced on Monday.

The 86-year-old Adams was fined for giving a one-finger salute from his luxury suite during the Titans 41-17 win over Buffalo Sunday. He issued an apology later Monday saying he got carried away in the excitement of the game.

National Football League

NFL (US) n abbr (= National Football League) → Fußball-Nationalliga
 commissioner Roger Goodell Roger S. Goodell (born February 19, 1959, in Jamestown, New York[1]) is the Commissioner of the National Football League, having been chosen to succeed the retiring Paul Tagliabue on August 8, 2006. , who attended the game, said the fine was for conduct detrimental to the league.

Goodell watched part of the game from Adams' box but had left by the time the owner gestured to the fans.

"I do realize that those types of things shouldn't happen," Adams said. "I need to specifically apologize to the Bills, their fans, our fans and the NFL. I obviously have a great deal of respect for Ralph Wilson and the history we have shared."
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Date:Nov 16, 2009
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