Washington Redskins wide receiver Niles Paul got hit with a $20,000 fine for his helmet-to-helmet on St. Louis Rams punt returner Austin Pettis. Pettis notoriously fielded three punts without calling for a fair catch, almost getting himself killed in the process. Pettis and Paul shared some words over the matter on Twitter today.
Here's Pettis on learning about the fine:
Paul, a fifth-round pick from Nebraska, responded to Pettis:
Pettis indeed got something from the hit.
Paul was a friendly competitor about the whole thing:
Of course, what good is a story without a moral to it? Pettis learned his lesson.
I suspect Pettis will be calling for a fair catch next time, as he suggested.