According to Pro Football Talk, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Cameron Lawrence has been fined $21,000 for a blindside block he made on Washington Redskins cornerback David Amerson during Cowboys wide receiver Dwayne Harris’ 90-yard punt return for a touchdown last Sunday.
A flag was thrown on the play, but the penalty was on Redskins special teams coach Keith Butler for making contact with an official, not Lawrence’s block.
Lawrence will pay out the fine in installments, because this was his first game after being promoted from the practice squad and he is only making the league minimum $405,000 this season.
According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, via Pro Football Talk, Lawrence intends on appealing the fine. Archer has also reported that there is no news on if Dallas safety Barry Church will be fined for his two unnecessary roughness penalties for hitting Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III.
The fine is probably due to the fact that Amerson suffered a concussion on the play.
The six-foot-two, 234-pound linebacker 120 total tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble, and two interceptions for the Mississippi State Bulldogs last season.