The Chargers and Raiders saw their seasons come to a close last Sunday with one player from each team departing the scene well ahead of the final whistle.
Raiders running back Mike Goodson and Chargers linebacker Takeo Spikes were ejected from the game in the second quarter after they got into a post-play scuffle that involved a lot of pushing and shoving, but no punches. The NFL has fined each player $7,875 for the incident, specifically citing the way the players grabbed each other’s facemask as they tussled.
Both players had to be physically pulled apart from one another, with Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor jumping in to get Goodson out of the fray. Spikes seemed dismayed at being ejected without throwing a punch, so we imagine he won’t be thrilled about sending some cash to the league offices as a result of the Week 17 scrape.