The NFL has fined Steelers linebacker James Farrior $15,000 for hitting Colts quarterback Kerry Collins on Sunday night, even though Farrior wasn’t penalized.
Farrior says he believes the NFL fined him not because the hit was illegal, but because the NFL wanted to send a message after Collins suffered a concussion.
“No doubt about it,” Farrior told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “With everything that’s going on now, I think that’s what happened.”
It appeared that the Farrior hit is what caused Collins’ injury, although the hit in question came during the third quarter and Collins didn’t leave the game until the fourth quarter.