Four days after Vontaze Burfict was suspended by the NFL for his hit on Antonio Brown, three more Bengals have discovered their fate for actions in the Wildcard game. Everything from personal fouls for unsportsmanlike conduct to making contact with an official.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com has announced on Twitter who received fines from Saturday’s embarrassment of a game that the refs started with a questionable hit on Bengals running back Giovani Bernard.
Adam Jones getting his fine, of course, from the end of the game when Joey Porter entered the field and the referee deciding to get in between the two rivals from the past. Don’t worry Joey Porter received a minor slap on the wirst worth $10,000.
Domata Peko is guilty of running onto the field and pushing a Steelers player after Geno Atkins had sacked Ben Roethlisberger. Which gave the Steelers first and 10 but was erased after Marcus Wheaton fumbled giving Cincinnati the ball.
Wallace Gilberry’s fine is a mystery to me. He did not receive an unsportsmanlike penalty on the field but there must have been something, whether it was with the Porter exchange or another on field incident. The Bengals will be a little lighter in the pockets with these fines.
The Bengals were not the only ones however to receive some fines. As I mentioned before, Joey Porter did receive a $10,000 fine, as did Mike Munchak, which I think is more of a joke. The fine to Porter is almost an admission by the NFL that they screwed up at the end by not throwing the flag on him.
Also, Ramon Foster, who was guilty of a personal foul and running his mouth about players supposedly spitting in pouring down rain, also received a $17,363 bill from the NFL. Ryan Shazier however found a way to convince the NFL that a spear tackle is legal, although the NCAA is yelling, that’s an ejection!
Just in case you were wondering, Adam Jones did apologize to Antonio Brown for his comments on faking the concussion.