Redskins receiver Josh Morgan had the costliest mental mistake of Sunday’s game in St. Louis, when his 15-yard penalty for throwing the ball at Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan pushed Washington out of range for a game-tying field goal. But Morgan didn’t have the costliest fine to arise from that game.
Morgan was fined $7,875 for throwing the ball at Finnegan, the league office confirmed today. That’s a standard fine for acts of unsportsmanlike conduct that don’t cause any type of injury to an opponent.
But a costlier fine from the same game went to Rams rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who delivered this brutal hit on Redskins tight end Fred Davis. Jenkins’ fine was for a hit to the head or neck area of a defenseless receiver.
Other players fined in the Redskins-Rams game, which featured plenty of hitting after the whistle from both sides, included Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander ($15,750 for a horse-collar tackle of Rams punt returner Danny Amendola, Rams defensive end Robert Quinn ($7,875 for a hit to the head of Redskins left tackle Trent Williams) and Rams guard Quinn Ojinaka ($7,875 for a late hit on Redskins linebacker London Fletcher).