It looks like the owner of the Titans had a little too much of Gramps cough syrup on Sunday, as he spent the end of the blowout win over the Bills flipping off a couple Buffalo fans. Monday – Bud Adams paid for it. The NFL announced today they have fined Adams $250,000 for making an obscene gesture at Buffalo fans while celebrating Tennessee’s victory over the Bills.
Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Adams of the fine Monday, and league spokesman Greg Aiello said it is for conduct detrimental to the NFL. Adams was seen making the gesture while in his luxury suite and again on the field after Sunday’s 41-17 victory.
The 86-year-old Adams issued an apology a couple of hours later, saying he got caught up in the excitement of the moment. “I do realize that those types of things shouldn’t happen,” Adams said in that statement. “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.”
Titans coach Jeff Fisher said he knew that Adams had been excited for this game because of the 50th anniversary of the AFL and because Bills owner Ralph Wilson was coming in for it. “They’re close. There’s been some tremendous matchups over the years between the two clubs. The playoff loss there, the Music City Miracle here … There’s a great deal of history here. I know this was a game he’d been looking forward to,” Fisher said.