Dre Greenlaw fined $10,609 for unnecessary roughness

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49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw heard from the league about a fine this week.

The NFL fined Greenlaw $10,609 for unnecessary roughness. The play that led to the fine came during the second quarter of last Sunday’s 19-12 win over the Cowboys.

Greenlaw hit Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott out of bounds after Elliott caught a pass from quarterback Dak Prescott. Greenlaw was penalized during the game for unnecessary roughness, so the fine was not the only disciplinary action he received.

Greenlaw finished the game with six tackles and a pass defensed. He is set to play for the 49ers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Eagles.

2 responses to “Dre Greenlaw fined $10,609 for unnecessary roughness

  1. I have been wondering about these random amounts for fines. I don’t know how they determine the exact amount — it has to be something with percentages/multiple factors to get such random numbers.

    I also think they prefer random numbers so that the exact amounts aren’t remembered as well. Otherwise it would be much easier to talk about how Player X got a fine of Y amount for unnecessary roughness, why is Player Z’s fine higher/lower? It would be easier to identify a clear hierarchy of penalties.

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