JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -Having seen too much bad behavior from his players, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio vowed stiffer punishments Monday for anyone else caught breaking the rules.
Del Rio also suspended rookie linebacker Justin Durant and second-year offensive tackle Richard Collier another game and fined them following their arrests last weekend.
He also fined left tackle Khalif Barnes, who showed up late to work Saturday. Barnes was benched against the Saints, but had to play because of injuries.
``If you're going to be out late, if you're going to be into things that you shouldn't be into, making choices that totally fly in the face of what needs to be done to get ready for a football game, then you're going to pay a price,'' Del Rio said. ``It's going to cost you money and it's going to cost you playing time.''
Durant was arrested after Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputies found him passed out behind the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade at an exit ramp around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Durant was cited for resisting arrest without violence and having an open alcohol container. He passed a field sobriety test.
Collier was arrested in a separate incident and charged with driving under the influence.
Both players were suspended for Sunday's game at New Orleans and did not travel with the team. The arrests certainly were a distraction, but Del Rio and players refused to blame them for the team's 41-24 loss.
The Jaguars were more concerned with discipline than defense Monday.
Del Rio met with team owner Wayne Weaver, then ripped into his players during a meeting.
``I am disgusted with the irresponsible behavior that some of our players have demonstrated,'' Weaver said in a statement. ``They are embarrassing themselves, our organization, and their peers. Anytime there is alcohol involved and being out in early morning hours shows a lack of respect for the code of conduct we expect from everyone in the Jaguars organization.
``These players will face significant discipline and that discipline will be more severe for repeat violators. Players are and will be subject to fines, loss of game checks and not playing in our games.''

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