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Andrew Whitworth and four Raiders fined $26,250 apiece for fight

Andrew Whitworth, Lamarr Houston AP

The brawl that ensued on Sunday after a Raiders player took a shot at Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has resulted in five players getting stiff fines.

Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth was fined $26,250, and so were four Oakland defensive linemen: Desmond Bryant, Lamarr Houston, Tommy Kelly and Matt Shaughnessy.

The $26,250 fine is the minimum fine for a first offense for fighting under the NFL’s 2012 fine schedule. So the amount of the fine is no surprise, although it is a bit surprising that Bryant and Shaughnessy were fined, as neither of them were flagged on the play.

The fight started when Houston drilled Dalton after a false start. Dalton said afterward that he was pleased to know that he had a teammate in Whitworth who would let opposing defensive linemen know that they couldn’t take a cheap shot at the Bengals’ quarterback and get away with it. Unfortunately for Whitworth, it would violate NFL rules if Dalton were to offer to pay a portion of the fine to show his appreciation.

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32 Responses to “Andrew Whitworth and four Raiders fined $26,250 apiece for fight”
  1. 34bo34 says: Nov 30, 2012 5:32 PM

    Please report the truth, Dalton was NOT drilled, he was simply rolled down which he popped right back up after, AND there were no flags for the hit. Whitworth started the fight and should have been fined a lot more than the others.

  2. jayc0478 says: Nov 30, 2012 5:36 PM

    ” although it is a bit surprising that Bryant and Shaughnessy were fined, as neither of them were flagged on the play.”

    They weren’t flagged but the cameras clearly show those 2 sucker punching Whitworth in the back during the melee.

  3. rkgtrrz says: Nov 30, 2012 5:37 PM

    the refs and bengals should pay for the raiders fines…They blew the call that lead to the boil and dalton ran after the whistle its both there fault that lead to this melee whitworths a coward to that pathetic bengal franchise.

  4. war27 says: Nov 30, 2012 5:37 PM

    Houston didn’t take a shot at anyone, no one heard the whistle and 20 players kept playing, including Dalton…

  5. socalraider909 says: Nov 30, 2012 5:39 PM

    Who cares bring on the trash talk already…

  6. iced107 says: Nov 30, 2012 5:40 PM

    “Unfortunately for Whitworth, it would violate NFL rules if Dalton were to offer to pay a portion of the fine to show his appreciation.”

    Bet Dalton still shows his appreciation through a Steak dinner for all the hogs up front

  7. jlb10 says: Nov 30, 2012 5:42 PM

    i guess there was no other bengal players involved with the fight? i saw a scrum with a bunch of players from both teams
    smh. shame godell picks and chooses who he wants to fine and suspend

  8. whodeyinpa says: Nov 30, 2012 5:42 PM

    I’m sure Andy will gladly fork out the fine money for Whit considering the extremes he went to to protect his QB.

    That play was just sad though, happened after what should have been a fumble recovery by OAK but the whistle blew it dead early. The late hit on Andy was just an expression of frustration im sure. As a Bengals fan what got me worked up most was the fact that the Raiders basically cleared half the bench and Marv had to get Shaughnessy off of Whitworth.

    We get it Oakland, you were pretty p/o’d after that play but be a little more mature. At least one of us still has something to play for this season.

  9. raiderapologist says: Nov 30, 2012 5:47 PM

    Dalton can slip him some cash, or buy him something soft and frilly, to make up for the fine.

  10. oakraid says: Nov 30, 2012 5:53 PM

    How much were the officials fined for their pathetic performance?

    And Dalton was drilled? LOL!!!

  11. 2difshoe says: Nov 30, 2012 5:55 PM

    Welcome to the NBFL.

    N othing
    B ut
    F ines
    L eague

    Urlacher fined 10 grand for a horse collar ?
    He was penalized 15 yards for it !

    This needs to stop !

  12. jody46 says: Nov 30, 2012 6:12 PM

    ok, 34bo34 whitworth did not start the fight. He was protecting his qb. As you say he wasn’t drilled but it was a penalty that the refs did not catch. It was a late hit. The whistle had already blown. so Whitworth didn’t start it. The Raider who did the late hit started it and I being a Bengal fan am very proud that someone honors our qb whether he got ejected or not. It means in his mind he is a friend and a mentor. I think Whitworth should feel better about protecting his qb more then two raiders punching him why he is on the ground. One I know that came off the bench lol I guess he thought the first string couldn’t handle it

  13. fruitcovejag says: Nov 30, 2012 6:21 PM

    Dalton should pay and then some. Will only help him in the long run! Love that the OL man is sticking up for the QB. Wish we had that in Jacksonville.

  14. raiderbeat says: Nov 30, 2012 6:38 PM

    Dalton should pay and then some. Will only help him in the long run! Love that the OL man is sticking up for the QB. Wish we had that in Jacksonville.

    What are you wishing for? A QB or a Tackle?

  15. 2difshoe says: Nov 30, 2012 6:47 PM

    2difshoe says:
    Nov 30, 2012 6:42 PM
    Folks, the New Fine Happy League will eventually trickle down to the fan base with increased ticket prices. Owners and players are not going to absorb the the cost of it.

    These assin9 fines need to end and soon !

  16. tindeaux says: Nov 30, 2012 7:04 PM

    I applaud Andrew Whitworth for standing up for his qb. Most offensive linemen in the league would be ignoring this. This is the main reason the Defensive players boast about strength, courage, and craps.

    Houston is a cowardly chicken if you asked me. Well done Whitworth. Kudos to you my man.

  17. radrntn says: Nov 30, 2012 7:11 PM

    drilled….lol……..gimme a break, it wasn’t even a penalty…….i hope the raiders all appeal and win.

    I know if somebody attacks me, i’ll defend myself.

  18. joetoronto says: Nov 30, 2012 7:13 PM

    “The fight started when Houston drilled Dalton after a false start.”

    Either MDS didn’t watch it or he’s instigating with this statement. No way, no how, was Dalton “drilled”.

    He was rolled up, that’s it.

    Like somebody else already said, Dalton was still playing too, because he didn’t hear the whistle either.

  19. 34bo34 says: Nov 30, 2012 7:21 PM

    Jody46, please stop being so dramatic. What was Whitworth protecting his quarterback from at that point? A lot of players seemed like they were still playing when the whistle was blown including Dalton. When Qb’s know the play is dead they usually get rid of the ball in case some players dont hear the whistle. I have no problem with linemen sticking up for their qb when they get hit illegally or if maybe Dalton was lying on the ground in pain but this particular play neither happened.

  20. tooz72 says: Nov 30, 2012 7:42 PM

    whitworth is in the kk..get that whitey!

  21. Kaz says: Nov 30, 2012 8:11 PM

    The Rayduhz had a lot of emotions going into that game, Cinci had their draft picks, head coach, and was kicking they butt 27-10 (for those Oakland fans that act like they were on the verge of victory with that incomplete pass that was blown dead to stop the last gasp wishful thinking TD) while all they had to hang their hat on was Carson, and a Bengals of old season. I’d be ready to fight too.

  22. ch8878 says: Nov 30, 2012 8:30 PM

    Who cares neither team is making the playoffs lets move on already.

  23. easyeintennessee says: Nov 30, 2012 9:30 PM

    One word for the Raiders fans still crying themselves to sleep over the game ……. SCOREBOARD.

  24. mpoles says: Nov 30, 2012 9:48 PM

    If Whitworth was just “sticking up for his QB”, maybe he could have done with some of his teammates sticking up for him because apparently (at least according to how the fines were handed out), he was the only Bengal player in that fight.

  25. raiderapologist says: Nov 30, 2012 10:05 PM

    Kaz says: Nov 30, 2012 8:11 PM

    The Rayduhz had a lot of emotions going into that game, Cinci had their draft picks, head coach, and was kicking they butt 27-10 (for those Oakland fans that act like they were on the verge of victory with that incomplete pass that was blown dead to stop the last gasp wishful thinking TD) while all they had to hang their hat on was Carson, and a Bengals of old season. I’d be ready to fight too.
    ——–
    I’m pretty sure the players on the field didn’t care about draft picks, or Hubert. What I don’t understand is why some Bungal fans are so intent on rewriting history on a regular season game that their team won. You would think they would be looking ahead to the next opponent, or potential playoff matchups, instead of fantasizing about incomplete passes or meaningless tackles.

  26. mwindle1973 says: Nov 30, 2012 10:21 PM

    @Michael David Smith…Check the tape again. Shaughnessy & Bryant were fined for entering the pile and clawing at Whitworth’s face/helmet area I assume. They are who he was referring to as “the cowards” who entered the pile and raked his eyes and scratched his face up. All while he was already wrestling with Houston & Kelly (who had came from off the bench). I think the league probably seen these five as the only ones fighting, while the other players were trying to hold guys back and clear guys from the pile.

  27. golflegal says: Nov 30, 2012 10:54 PM

    Ladies, Whitworth retaliated as a bit of a macho show. Overblown… yeah, a bit. Sending a message… mehhh, fairly well. He bumped chests and knocked facemasks. Big freaking whip. He got fined his $26.5. While the refs totally botched the previous play, it wasn’t anyone on the Bengals that botched the call. They didn’t do anything cheap or dirty, they got lucky to have a really, really bad call go their way. When does that become an excuse to gang up on someone as many folks here seem to excuse?
    If you look and read up on this. The other guys were fined because what went from chest thumping, shoves, and trashing talking to a full blown gangsta pile on. Under the pile on, Whitworth got a black eye, punched in the face multiple times, was getting eye gouged, and fish hooked in his mouth during the pile on. Read up and look at the video. That’s uncalled for. It’s flat out trying to injure someone. A whole different mentality and intent than pushing, shoving, thumping chests, knocking helmets, and talking trash. No excuse at all.

  28. 1nationraidernation says: Nov 30, 2012 10:56 PM

    have to say i am a little shocked the nfl did this. I just watched the replay. I saw where terrance newman is on the field, and leaves, However the funny thing Defensive End Carlos Dunlap is the one who rips off Tommy Kellys helmet. Very apparent that he left the bench. then on the other side you have Manny Lawson throwing a few , and wrestling with these guys. Funnny how no fines , no ejections, no leaving the bench for these guys……the league must have the same film so please explain why at the very least Dunlap is not fined.

  29. sclazo says: Dec 1, 2012 3:57 AM

    Raiders are a joke.

  30. bonniebengal says: Dec 1, 2012 8:45 AM

    What does the NFL do with all this fine money? They have stepped up the fines so much the last couple of years I’d like to know where the money goes. Charity I hope.

  31. bonniebengal says: Dec 1, 2012 8:47 AM

    Oh I just had a great idea. An NFL lottery. Once a year one lucky fan gets all the fine money.

  32. arrruserious says: Dec 1, 2012 5:06 PM

    Guess I’m the only one that saw players come off the Bungals bench huh?

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