On Sunday, Browns linebacker Kamerion Wimbley drilled Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, causing Cutler to bite his tongue and bleed from his mouth.
On Wednesday, Wimbley said he found out he’d be fined $7,500 for the hit. Wimbley plans to appeal the fine, and he said he once had a fine reduced after appealing.
The hit came when Wimbley lowered his helmet and drilled Cutler in the chin, knocking him down on a play on which Cutler threw an incomplete pass. It drew a 15-yard penalty and helped the Bears drive down the field for a touchdown.
Asked if he thought the fine meant justice had been served, Cutler answered, “No. It doesn’t help me out any. He might lose a little bit of money, but that’s how it goes.”