Philadelphia defensive end Trent Cole knocked Seattle tackle Russel Okung to the ground on Thursday night with a hit that the Seahawks felt was unnecessary. That hit caused a pectoral injury that ended Okung’s season, and now Cole has heard from the league office about it.
Cole told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer that the NFL fined him $7,500.
For Okung, that’s small consolation. His season was ended with what he felt was a cheap shot, and the league obviously agreed that Cole crossed the line or else it wouldn’t have fined Cole anything at all. If you’re going to fine a player for a shot that ended another player’s season, a $7,500 fine doesn’t seem like much.