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Why, when the NFL fines players for indiscretions, are the amounts in such odd amounts, e.g., $8,681; $17,363; $34,728? Simple math shows they’re not multiples, so why not instead, respectively, $9,000; $17,500; $35,000?
Liz White, Los Angeles
Farmer: First, it’s important to know those fines were jointly determined by the NFL and the NFL Players Assn. as part of the collective bargaining...