NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The NFL Monday fined Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams $250,000 for making obscene hand gestures at a game, and Adams apologized for his behavior.
The NFL said the fine was for "conduct detrimental to the league," The New York Times reported.
Adams, 86, was fined hours after apologizing for his actions during a 41-17 Titans' win over the Buffalo Bills Sunday in Nashville.
The (Nashville) Tennessean reported that Adams apologized for "flipping the bird" to the Bills' bench at least twice during the game.
"I need to apologize for my actions yesterday near the end of the game," Adams said. "I got caught up in the excitement of a great day, but I do realize that those types of things shouldn't happen.
"I need to specifically apologize to the Bills, their fans, our fans and the NFL. I obviously have a great deal of respect for (Bills' owner) Ralph Wilson and the history we have shared. I also understand there will probably be league discipline for my actions and I will accept those."
The Tennessean said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spent most of the game in Adams' suite at LP Stadium, but after he left Adams was captured by cameras flashing an obscene gesture toward the Buffalo sideline, followed by a similar incident later on the field.