When we said that Bengals safety George Iloka would be getting a package from the league, we were technically wr-wr-wr-inaccurate. He’s already gotten it.
Per a league source, Iloka was fined $15,000 for the hit applied to the head of Packers tight end Jermichael Finley when Finley was in a defenseless posture. Finley suffered a concussion on the play; no flag was thrown.
The fine, communicated to Iloka by letter dated September 24, already has been appealed through an online tool that allows the review process to be initiated, and that gives the player the ability to watch the play in question.
The amount of the fine is a bit confusing. From the 2013 fine schedule, the minimum amount for hits to defenseless players is $21,000. That’s the amount Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans was fined last week for a hit to the head of Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd.