Texans cornerback Brandon Harris was fined $21,000 for a hit on Lions returner Stefan Logan on Thanksgiving.
Logan didn’t signal fair catch, but when Harris drilled him, Logan was judged to be defenseless, drawing a 15-yard penalty.
And as you’d expect, Harris is appealing.
“They took my whole paycheck,” Harris said, via Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle.
And Harris is nearly right. His weekly checks are $30,880, meaning he’s being made to make a charitable donation of 68 percent of his pre-tax earnings for the week.
Contrast that with Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, who was fined the same amount for the hit that ended Bears guard Lance Louis’ season, but that represents 3 percent of his weekly gross.