The NFL’s fine police finally made their way to Halas Hall on Friday to dole out the fines following last Sunday’s chippy Bears-Lions game. Aside from Earl Bennett’s $10k for his orange shoes, there were still some hefty fines dished out. Check out who was writing checks to the NFL’s favorite charity after the jump.
- DJ Moore was hit with a $15,000 fine for hitting an opponent late on top of getting penalized and ejected last Sunday. He won’t appeal the fine.
- Matthew Stafford was fined $7500 for taking Moore down by the helmet, which incited Moore in the first place.
- Lions offensive lineman Rob Simms will also make a $7500 donation to charity for a late hit.
- Kyle Vanden Bosch will pay $7500 for piling onto Matt Forte early in the game.
- Rookie Nick Fairley was fined $15,000 for driving Jay Cutler to the turf late.
Probably a bigger surprise than the fines that were levied was at least one big fine that could have been levied on Ndamukong Suh for his helmet takedown of Jay Cutler. Take a look at this play and tell me how you get neither penalized nor fined for ripping a guy off by his helmet:
One of these days, someone’s neck is going to snap from those Suh headshots. He plays football like a toddler plays with dolls, trying to rip the heads off. It’s not football and needs to stop. The NFL’s inaction on that hit is inexcusable.