When the time comes to say what he’s thankful for on Thursday, Bears guard Kyle Long might note that he’s thankful his brother Chris saved him some money last Sunday.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Long has been fined $7,875 for his part in a scuffle with Rams defensive end William Hayes at the end of a play in the Rams’ win. Chris Long rushed off the bench to get between his younger brother and his teammate, which meant that Kyle’s kick at Hayes didn’t connect.
If it had, the Bears rookie could have been ejected and he certainly would have been fined a larger amount this week. As it was, he received a personal foul during the game before the league took further action.
The Bears have a date with the Vikings this weekend and there won’t be any familial protection on hand should Kyle Long decide to show Robbie Gould his moves again.