Titans’ Lewan, Falcons’ Neal hit with big NFL fines
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan and Atlanta rookie safety Keanu Neal drew hefty fines from the NFL on Friday for their actions last weekend.
Lewan was docked $30,387 for making contact with an official, a fine he says he will appeal. Neal was fined $24,309 for his helmet-to-helmet hot on Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews.
Washington defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins’ roughing-the-passer penalty on Minnesota’s Sam Bradford cost him $18,231.
Titans rookie receiver Tajae Sharpe was fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Four players were nailed for $9,115 fines: Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion for a late hit, and defensive end Mike Daniels for unsportsmanlike conduct; Titans cornerback Perrish Cox for a hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the end zone; and Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. for a late hit.
A third-year tackle, Lewan was ejected on the first drive of the Titans’ second possession in last Sunday’s 47-25 win over Green Bay. He took exception to Guion hitting Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota on a play that drew Guion a penalty flag. Back judge Steve Freeman was trying to break up the players when Lewan brushed the official’s hands away.
Cox hit Rodgers a yard or so into the end zone after a 20-yard TD run by Rodgers in the third quarter. The flag came out late after the teams started pushing and shoving at the back of the end zone. Cox was penalized for unnecessary roughness.
Neal’s hit didn’t draw a flag but made Matthews’ lip bleed and dented his facemask. Matthews called Neal a dirty player.
Fowler made his late hit on Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler.
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