Broncos linebacker Von Miller lost a big chunk of money during his six-game suspension and now he’s out a little bit more thanks to a fine for a hit in Week 14.
PFT has confirmed with the league that Miller has been fined $25,000 for roughing Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during the Broncos’ 51-28 victory. Miller struck Fitzpatrick in the helmet with his helmet, drawing a flag that helped the Titans to a touchdown that gave them a 21-10 lead in the first half of the game. Titans coach Mike Munchak said Monday that he hoped the league would take further action against Miller.
“I think that is disturbing because that was unnecessary,” Munchak said, via the Tennessean. “They flagged it, which was the right thing, and luckily our quarterback wasn’t hurt.”
It’s Miller’s first fine for an illegal hit this season, but he’s no stranger to the process. He was fined three times for roughing the passer during the 2012 season and a couple more times during his rookie season, leading to some talk of a suspension for his repeated violations. Miller wound up getting suspended for other reasons, but the possibility of another one still remains should Miller keep piling up infractions.