Apparently putting your hands on Robert Griffin III is worse than putting your hands on an official.
Last week, Vikings safety Harrison Smith was not fined despite having been ejected from the previous Sunday’s game for contact with an official. But this week, Smith was fined $15,750 after he was flagged for a horse-collar tackle on Griffin in Sunday’s Vikings-Redskins game.
This is already the second fine of Smith’s brief career. He was also fined $21,000 for an illegal hit in a preseason game against the Chargers. Smith, a first-round rookie, is finding out that playing safety in the NFL is expensive.