Denver wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was fined a total of $36,281 by the NFL on Friday for making contact with an official during the Broncos’ 34-28 loss to Kansas City on Sunday at Empower Field, league sources confirmed Friday to The Post.
Jeudy was fined twice, $23,020 for making contact with the official and another $13,261 for removing his helmet on the playing field.
Jeudy was visibly upset after a play in the second quarter, removed his helmet and made contact with the back judge on his way off the field. He was not penalized. This week he avoided a suspension but knew early in the week that a hefty fine was likely.
“I know they’re going to fine me. It is what it is,’’ Jeudy said earlier this week. “I know the consequences of the situation and I’m going to learn from it.”
Head coach Nathaniel Hackett on Monday called Jeudy’s actions “unacceptable. You can’t do that. We’ve addressed that and I know that he knows he can’t do that. I know he was very frustrated at the time, but that’s just something you can’t do.”
Jeudy turned his afternoon around in a big way from there, catching three touchdowns as the Broncos mounted a comeback. He finished with eight catches for 73 yards.