Bernard Pollard wasn’t the only safety fined $42,000 for a hit on a defensless receiver during Sunday’s Titans-Texans game.
Texans safety Kareem Jackson was also fined $42,000 for hitting Titans receiver Kendall Wright, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Jackson will appeal the fine.
Jackson was flagged for unnecessary roughness for his hit, which moved the Titans to the 10-yard line. The Titans scored a touchdown on their next play, so the penalty was costly to the team in addition to being costly to Jackson.
Pollard was not flagged for his hit on Texans receiver Andre Johnson. His fine makes clear that the league office thinks the officials should have flagged Pollard’s hit, just as Jackson’s fine serves as confirmation that the league office thinks the officials got that penalty right.