During Saturday’s Ravens-Colts game, Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis was incredulous that he got a personal foul penalty for a hit on Indianapolis receiver Austin Collie, shouting “that’s football” at the official.
But it wasn’t the kind of football the league office wants to see.
Lewis has been fined $5,000 because, the league told the Baltimore Sun, he made helmet to helmet contact with Collie.
Both Lewis and Ravens coach John Harbaugh have said the hit was legal, and that Lewis led with his shoulder. But the league office disagreed, and Lewis’s check for the divisional playoffs will be $5,000 lighter.