C.J. Gardner-Johnson’s Super Bowl LVII fine revoked

Posted on March 5, 2023

It’s been three weeks since Super Bowl LVII, and despite the loss, the Philadelphia Eagles are moving on. For C.J. Gardner-Johnson, the safety is moving on $14,111 richer.

In the fourth quarter of the big game, Gardner-Johnson lowered his helmet, hitting Kansas City Chiefs’ rookie running back Isiah Pacheco. Pacheco had to leave the game for a few plays, but the officials did not throw a flag.

In the week following the Eagles’ loss, the safety confirmed the fine, taking to social media. On Twitter, he wrote “Tell me why I got fined from the hit in the Super Bowl.” His agent, Kevin Connor stated that Gardner-Johnson would be appealing it.

On Sunday, it was reported that the fine had been revoked.

This season, Gardner-Johnson missed five games due to a lacerated kidney, but still tied for the most interceptions in the league with six. He completed 67 total tackles and one sack.

He is now set to become a free agent, and it would be in Philadelphia’s best interest to keep him. While the Eagles tend to work out a multi-year extension, and if they can’t, they will franchise tag him. Unfortunately, it’s going to cost them, and the team’s available salary cap is low.

Free agency begins at 4 PM on Wednesday, March 15.

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Alicia was born and raised in Philadelphia, becoming an avid Eagles fan as a child. She graduated from Penn State University and now works in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and baking.

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