January 6th is a day that means something different for a lot of Americans. Jack Del Rio’s recent comments about the insurrection in Washington D.C. will not cost him a job with the Commanders.

Commanders head coach Rob Rivera announced that Del Rio was fined $100k for explaining why he believed the riots following George Floyd’s death in 2020 should investigated in the same way as the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

Ron Rivera went on to say that those views, “do not reflect the organization’s views and are extremely hurtful to our great community here in the DMV.” The money from his fine will also be donated to the United Sates Capitol Police Memorial Fund.

“I feel strongly that after our conversation this morning. [Del Rio] will have a greater understanding for the impact of his language and the values that our team stands for.”

In case you need a refresher, Del Rio, who has been the Commanders’ defensive coordinator since the 2020 season, said, “I see the images on TV, people’s livelihoods are being destroyed. Businesses are being burned down — no problem. And then we have a dust-up at the Capitol, where nothing burned down. And we’re going to make that a major deal.”

Naturally, there was quite a backlash after that statement, but Del Rio will stick around the team even after making those remarks. That $100k fine will undoubtedly hurt his bank account though.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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