New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has been fined $12,000 for shouting an expletive at a fan, according to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
Smith yelled the offensive remark following Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Detroit Lions, in which Smith completed only 17 of his 33 pass attempts for 209 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Smith was also sacked two times and fumbled twice.
Addressing the incident on Monday, Smith said, “I should have never let that situation get escalated that far."
Smith, who has struggled this season, appeared irritated by reporters earlier this week when they asked about the notion of using backup Michael Vick to "spark" the Jets' lackluster offense. “I don’t know what you’re trying to lead to with that question,” Smith said. “Maybe that’s your opinion.”
Smith, 24, has completed 60 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He is in his second season with the Jets after being drafted in the second round out of West Virginia in 2013.
- Chris Johnson