Broncos running back Willis McGahee may have had the costliest stiff arm in NFL history on Sunday.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that McGahee got a $7,500 fine for grabbing the facemask of Miami’s Sean Smith on Sunday. And that’s not even the worst thing that happened to McGahee on the play.
McGahee also broke the fourth metacarpal in his right hand on the play when it got stuck in Smith’s facemask, requiring surgery that will force him to miss a game or two. And the 15-yard facemasking penalty McGahee got on the play wiped out an 11-yard run.
At least McGahee wasn’t the most heavily fined player in that game: Dolphins defensive back Yeremiah Bell got a $15,000 fine for a hit on Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.