Jabrill Peppers says he’ll appeal fine for hit on Josh Malone

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Browns safety Jabrill Peppers was penalized for an illegal hit on a defenseless receiver for a hit on Bengals wide receiver last Sunday and he heard from the league about it this week.

Peppers hit Malone while Malone was trying to catch a pass from Andy Dalton along the sideline in the fourth quarter of Cincinnati’s 30-16 win. Malone was trying to make the catch one-handed because Browns corner Jamar Taylor had a hold of his other arm, but there was no flag for holding or pass interference on the play.

Peppers said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, that he was fined $24,000 — the NFL fine schedule calls for a $24,308 fine for a first hit of that nature — by the league this week. Peppers said that he plans to appeal the fine.

Browns coach Hue Jackson said that he thought Peppers should not have been penalized for the hit because he “thought the shoulder hit the guy in the chest” and that Malone’s head then came down on Peppers.

4 responses to “Jabrill Peppers says he’ll appeal fine for hit on Josh Malone

  1. Bengals fan here. Excellent play. Couldn’t have played it any better. But it was PI which would have been worse then the penalty it got so that’s good. Pepper can’t make the play much better tho.

  2. The zebra standing right next to the play never even looked like he was thinking about flagging it. The penalty flag came from a numbskull about thirty yards away on the other side of the field. Tell me there is no officiating bias in the NFL.

  3. Today’s players may be better athletes but most of them wouldn’t last 2 games in the 60’s and 70’s ……… As a famous player once said ….. “You might as well put a dress on them” ……

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