Cardinals coach Bruce Arians wants Broncos tight end Julius Thomas to be suspended for as many games as Arizona defensive lineman Calais Campbell misses with an MCL injury suffered from a cut block (deemed to be a chop block) during Sunday’s game at Denver. Arians will have to settle for the the knowledge that Thomas will lose some money.
$8,268 to be exact.
That’s the amount of the fine imposed by the league, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. That’s the minimum fine under the 2014 schedule for a chop block.
Thomas will have the right to appeal. If he does, his argument will be that he fired out directly into Campbell’s legs on the snap, hitting him not while he was engaged by left tackle Ryan Clady. It may not hold water, but it’s better than handing over $8,268 without a fight.