For those who think the NFL is inconsistent in the way it dishes out fines, here’s another piece of evidence.
It’s not clear why the scuffle didn’t draw a fine (or a penalty flag). It wasn’t as bad as the infamous Cortland Finnegan–Andre Johnson battle, but it was still a skirmish between two players that the referee had to step in and break up.
For all the relatively minor offenses that the NFL docks players’ paychecks for — from choreographed touchdown celebrations to wearing the wrong color shoes — you’d think getting into a fight that the referee has to break up would merit some sanction. But not in this case.