The NFL fined Ahmad Black fined $21,000 for a hit on New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety told reporters Thursday.
Black, 23, was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty Sunday in the second quarter of the Saints’ 16-14 victory at Raymond James Stadium. Black’s helmet caught Graham near the chin after a pass from quarterback Drew Brees fell incomplete.
On Wednesday, Bucs safety Dashon Goldson was fined $100,000 after his one-game suspension for a hit on Saints running back Darren Sproles in the second quarter of Sunday’s game was overturned. Tampa Bay was penalized 10 times for 118 yards in the loss.