Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt hit with big fine for lowering head
The NFL may not be vigilantly calling penalties on players for lowering their heads during games, but that does not mean they’re not levying fines.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was hit with a fine for nearly $27,000 for unnecessary roughness against the Denver Broncos on Monday night.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 6, 2018
Hunt lowered his head when initiating contact near the red zone:
The NFL fined Kareem Hunt nearly $27,000 (his average game check is about $36,000) for lowering his head to initiate contact on this play. pic.twitter.com/VxKmESBPiI
— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) October 6, 2018
The NFL is trying to rid the game of such maneuvers. Even if they’re missing opportunities to call penalties, they’re making up for it with fines.