The National Football League has decided to fine Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burdict $21,000. The fine was handed out for Burdict’s hit on New York Jets’ wide receiver Stephen Hill with the crown of his helmet.
Burdict’s fine may have been the largest for this past week, however it wasn’t the only fine handed out among the league. According to an article by Associated Press, found on ESPN,
New York wide receiver David Nelson was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness. On a running play, he lowered a shoulder into Cincinnati’s Adam “Pacman” Jones, and the two needed to be separated after the play.
Denver’s Wesley Woodyard and Atlanta’s Osi Umenyiora and William Moore were all fined $15,750 for roughing-the-passer hits.
The Broncos’ Kevin Vickerson also was fined $7,875 for a late hit in that game.
Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate was docked $7,875 for taunting, a result of his unsportsmanlike penalty in the Seahawks’ win over St. Louis on Monday night. Tate had an 80-yard catch in the second half that was capped by him mockingly waving at safety Roney McLeod as he ran to the end zone.
Among others fined $7,875 by the NFL on Friday: Cleveland’s Joe Haden (late hit out of bounds), Buffalo’s Mario Williams (facemask) and Detroit’s Joseph Fauria (unnecessary roughness).