In a previous article, we reported on how an official admitted to coach Koetter that he missed the illegal penalty hit to the back of the head on Cameron Brate, by Vikings saftety Andrew Sendejo, that should have resulted in a flag being thrown, during a touchdown reception last Sunday. However, while Sendejo may have dodged the penalty during the game, he did not dodge the fine that came along with it. The NFL docked him $24,309 for the illegal hit, according to Chris Tomasson, of Twin Cities Press. The $24,309 fine is customary for a first violation on a hit on a defenseless player, per the NFL.
Brate was not injured by the hit, and did not have to be placed into the League’s concussion protocol.
Along with Sendejo, 2 other Vikings were fined for their individual penalties during the game. The League fined Rhodes $9,115 for a taunting penalty he acquired after exchanging words with Bucs wide receiver, Mike Evans, in the second quarter, in which an official had to hold Rhodes back. Evans was not fined for the incident.
The League also fined Barr $18,231 for a horse collar tackle in the third quarter. However the Bucs also had a holding penalty, so the penalties were offset.
The Buccaneers play the New York Giants Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium. Kick-off is at 4:05 p.m. Eastern time.