What I hate is that the NFL fines Armond Smith the same amount it would have fined Charles Johnson. I think fines should be based on a small percentage of the player's salary.
For Smith, if he is cut, $15 K could be a large percentage of the man's salary.
If he's cut and doesn't get picked up by another team, he doesn't have to pay the fine. It's not like it's the IRS and they are going to come seize his car against the amount owed. He would only have to pay the fine if he ever reenters the league with another team and makes a roster.