May 12, 2018 Flowery Branch: Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn huddles up with the rookies at the conclusion of the second day of rookie mini-camp on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Flowery Branch. Curtis Compton/
Photo: Compton
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DAY TWO: Julio Jones’ holdout – Will the Falcons levy fines?

Missing second day doubles fine from $14,070 to $28,150  

The Falcons, per the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, can fine Jones $14,070 for the first day, $28,150 for the second day and $42,215 for the third day, for a total of $84,435. Once new deals are done, the fines are often waived as a show of good will. 

However, Bill Polian, a six-time winner of the league executive of the year award and Pro Football Hall of Famer, said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he always made agents write a check for the fines after hold outs.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has often consulted with Polian.

“The conversation regarding fines will be between Julio, (general manager) Thomas (Dimitroff) and myself,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Tuesday after Jones missed his first day. “Those conversations with all players stay private. I certainly thought that he would be here (on Tuesday).”

Once after being fined by Bobby Petrino, former Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall came in the locker room and announced his $10,000 fine to the media. 

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