Packers’ Jon Runyan Jr.’s Father Is The One To Fine Him

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Oct 9, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Green Bay Packers guard Jon Runyan (76) blocks as quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) drops back to pass against the New York Giants during an NFL International Series game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

According to Packers’ offensive lineman Jon Runyan Jr., his father was the one to notify him that he was fined $5,215 by the NFL. The fine resulted from Runyan leg-whipping a New York Giants defender during a week 5 international game in London, England. Runyan Sr. is the NFL’s Vice President of Football Operations and has held the position since 2016.

Runyan Jr. said that he knew that at some point he could be notified of a fine by his dad, when speaking to ESPN’s Adam Schefter about the letter.

“My dad and I always joked about this happening, but I never thought my style of play would ever warrant what he deemed to be unnecessary roughness, but it happened,” Runyan Jr. joked. “I thought since I left for college, I wouldn’t have to deal with him punishing me anymore, but I was wrong about that.”

Runyan Jr. is a former 2020 sixth-round pick by the Green Bay Packers, coming out of the University of Michigan. He played five seasons in Ann Arbor and became a two time, first-team all-Big Ten. The offensive lineman started 21 of 38 games in his young NFL career.

Meanwhile, Jon Runyan Sr. was a fourth-round pick in 1996 by the then-Houston Oilers in 1996 out of Michigan. He was second-team all-pro in 1999. He then played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2000-2008. He went to the Pro Bowl as an Eagle in 2002. He is on the Philadelphia Eagles 75th-anniversary team and is in the Eagles hall of fame. Following his retirement in 2009, he ran for congress for the district of New Jersey. He won his general election in 2010. He served from 2010-2013. Following his time in Congress, he became the vice president of the policy and rules administration for the NFL.

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