The NFL just announced that Robinson has been fined $40,000 for a violation of player safety rules.
The league cited the following rule:
“It is a foul if a player initiates unnecessary contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture.’’
“(a) Players in a defenseless posture are…(2) A receiver attempting to catch a pass; or who has completed a catch and has not had time to protect himself or has not clearly become a runner.”
In the release announcing the fine, the league also said, although Maclin completed the catch, he was still a defenseless player under the rule because he did not have time to protect himself and had not clearly become a runner.
The league also said Robinson is now a repeat offender. He was fined $25,000 last season for a hit on Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackson. The fine initially was $50,000, but later was cut in half.
The league said it sent Robinson a letter saying future offenses will result in escalated fines and a possible suspension.