Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had a big game last week against the Chicago Bears, when he helped the team’s stagnant offense finally get off the ground. Pittsburgh still lost the game despite their efforts and Brown has lost a nice chunk of change for two penalties he received during the game.
According to reports, Brown was fined more than $16,000 for two separate incidents during the Monday Night Football showdown.
From the Pittsburgh Tribune Review:
The first fine was result of a third-quarter punt return when Brown stiff-armed Chicago’s Sherrick McManis as he was going out of bounds after a short return. The other came because of a late hit on Chicago safety Chris Conte after an interception late in the game. Brown was penalized 15 yards on that play, as well.
Brown finished the game with nine catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns.
Don’t feel too bad for Brown, however, because he signed a six-year, $43.04 million contract just over a year ago. Brown’s base salary for 2013 is $650,000 and he also gets a $3.85 million bonus.
Something tells me he can afford the $16,000 fine.