Friday, September 23, 2011
Sorting through NFL fines from Week 2
By Mike Sando
The Pittsburgh Steelers' Doug Legursky drew a penalty for a block to the back of the lower legs against the Seattle Seahawks' Al Woods in Week 2.
That play also drew a $7,500 fine from the NFL during what turned out to be a costly game.
As reported earlier in the week, the NFL also levied a $15,000 fine against Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock in that game. Brock is appealing the fine. Officials flagged him for hitting Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the knee area. Brock claimed he was tripped on the play.
The Arizona Cardinals' Jeff King also drew a $7,500 fine for a flagrant facemask penalty during a punt return against the Washington Redskins.
As the chart shows, six additional penalties from games involving NFC West teams did not draw fines from the league. More on the Kerry Rhodes penalty in a bit.