Seattle Seahawks' Kam Chancellor has taken to Twitter to protest a fine levied on him for a hit in last Sunday's game against Carolina.
Seattle Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor has taken to Twitter to protest a fine he was levied Friday for a hit in the Carolina game last Sunday.
Chancellor was fined $23,152 for a spear on Carolina’s Ryan Kalil. The fine was levied even though there was no penalty on the play (Kalil left the game for one play and then returned).
Chancellor wrote on Twitter sarcastically “Welcome to the NFL kids!! !!” saying that the hit came “unintentionally.”
Players can appeal fines, and sometimes can win, though those results are not always made as public as the fines.
Fines are levied in part to try to discourage certain plays/hits and anything involving player safety has become an even greater emphasis the last few years.