The NFL handed out almost $67,000 in fines for three penalties in last Sunday's Seattle-New York Jets game.
The NFL has doled out almost $67,000 in fines for three hits in the Seahawks’ 27-17 win over the New York Jets last Sunday that drew unnecessary roughness penalties — two handed to players from New York and one from Seattle.
The two Jets fined were safety Calvin Pryor and offensive lineman Brian Winters, who were each fined $24,309 for hits that were judged as unnecessary roughness and flagged for penalties at the time. Seattle defensive end Cassius Marsh was also fined $18,231 for a hit on New York quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick that also received a flag for unnecessary roughness.
All three plays occurred in the second quarter.
Pryor leveled Baldwin with what was judged to be a blow to the head with 13:16 remaining in the quarter. Baldwin underwent testing for a concussion on the sideline but returned to the game.
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Marsh was then flagged on a third-down play on the next series for hitting Fitzpatrick after a pass, a penalty that gave the Jets a first down.
On the next play, Winters — the Jets’ starting right guard — launched his head into that of Seattle defensive lineman Michael Bennett as the play was ending, drawing a 15-yard penalty that helped stall the drive and force a punt.
Winters also suffered a concussion on the play and had to leave the game, and has also been ruled out for New York’s contest at Pittsburgh.
Bennett was restrained by teammates from going after Winters, saying after the game “you don’t want to know” when asked what he said to Winters.
“The play was over, and he hit me in my head,” Bennett said after the game. “You know, I’ve got three daughters. I love playing with them. And I don’t want this (football) to be the last thing that I do.”