Whitehead Fined $26k by NFL for hit on Mayfield


It has now been confirmed that S Jordan Whitehead has been fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness for a hit on Browns QB Baker Mayfield. Many within the media and league expected the NFL to hand down a fine before tomorrow’s game.

Whitehead has the option to appeal the fine to have it reduced. As it equals almost an entire game check for him. It is a tough lesson for a rookie defensive back in a game that continually reaches farther and farther to protect what the NFL deems to be the most critical player in today’s game.

You can view the orginal report via ESPN’s Jenna Laine HERE.