It’s been a busy week for fines around the NFL and Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been added to the list of players punished for hits last weekend.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Meriweather has been fined $42,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Packers running back Eddie Lacy that left Lacy with a concussion. Meriweather later delivered another blow to the head of running back James Starks that sent Meriweather to the sideline with a concussion of his own.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that Meriweather did some drills in practice on Wednesday and that he remains under evaluation for symptoms by the team’s medical staff.
Meriweather has a history of past fines for hits that the league felt crossed the line. He was fined $50,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit in 2010 and picked up $45,000 more in fines for two separate incidents in the 2011 season.
Titans safety Bernard Pollard and Texans safety Kareem Jackson have also been fined $42,000 this week. Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson was fined $100,000 after his one-game suspension for repeated illegal hits was overturned on appeal.