Titans defensive tackle Mike Martin had two costly penalties on Sunday against the Colts, and one of those penalties was costly for his bank account as well.
Martin was fined $15,750 for a roughing the passer penalty for a hit on Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, the NFL has confirmed.
On the play in question, Martin gave the Colts a free 15 yards when he hit Luck in the shoulder with his helmet. Martin’s hit was not to Luck’s helmet, but a defensive player can be flagged for leading with his helmet even if the hit doesn’t connect to the quarterback’s head or neck area.
Martin, a rookie third-round draft pick, also was flagged for jumping offside against the Colts, a costly penalty that negated a Titans fumble recovery.