Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn said this morning that he was fined a “significant” amount of money for taking out Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs at the knees, but he declined to be more specific.
Now ESPN’s Adam Schefter has the exact amount: Schefter reports that the league has fined Quinn $10,000.
That’s less than some people thought Quinn deserved to get fined: Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis suggested after the game that Quinn deserved to be fined at least as much as the $25,000 the league docked Lewis for a pair of hits against the Cincinnati Bengals this season, and Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips said he thought Quinn should be fined $50,000.
On the other hand, Quinn’s fine is double the standard $5,000 that players are usually fined for illegal hits. Considering that Quinn doesn’t have a reputation for taking cheap shots, a $10,000 fine is significant. Even if it’s not as much as a lot of defensive players would have liked.