According to WLWT in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for Sunday’s hit on Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber.
The first quarter hit on Huber happened on the punt return by Antonio Brown for a touchdown but was not flagged.
On Tuesday, NFL head of officials Dean Blandino said on NFL Total Access that Garvin should have been penalized on the play for hitting a defenseless player in the head and neck area.
The NFL rulebook also states that punters are considered to be defenseless plays throughout the course of a play.
This is of course the first fine that Garvin has incurred during his career and it is not known at this time if he will appeal it with hopes of getting the amount reduced.
Garvin, a rookie undrafted free agent out of West Virginia, makes roughly $23,823.00 a week based on his base salary.