For their participation in the melee that occurred Sunday in Cincinnati Tommy Kelly, Lamarr Houston, Matt Shaughnessy and Desmond Bryant were fined $26, 250 a piece. Simple math says the league fined the Raiders D-line $100,000. Just consider that a drop in the Roger Goodell offering plate.
Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth was hit with the same fine being that he was the one that pretty much started the entire incident.
For whatever it’s worth neither Kelly nor Houston were suspended despite both being ejected. However neither Shaughnessy nor Bryant were flagged for a personal foul by the officiating crew that oversaw the brawl.
There are too many easy jokes about Oakland’s defensive line being fined $100,000 for one of the rare times they actually hit an opposing QB. Believe me, I’ve got plenty of them locked and loaded. Problem is this team is no longer a laughing matter. This situation is dire and the desperation is showing. No matter your stance on what led to the dust up fact of the matter is teams that are getting smoked every Sunday for a month tend not to get into fights when their frustration boils over. Dennis Allen might want to check the pots he’s got on the stove because the liquid is boiling over.
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