The NFL fined Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald $16,391 for roughing Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith in last week’s season-opening 30-13 Rams win, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported Saturday.
If you’re thinking “Oh my God,” at the thought of being penalized that amount of money, Smith had a similar reaction when he saw the All-Pro tackle barreling toward him. The only difference is his exclamation came from a place of understandable fear, considering there wasn’t a soul in position to stop Donald as he sped through a gap in the second quarter Sunday:
The NFL fined Metcalf $10,927 for unnecessary roughness stemming from a cheap shot on Rams defensive back Akhello Witherspoon late in the game, the league announced Saturday. Metcalf also received an additional fine of $10,927 for the 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he drew for the hit moments later.