Bengals LB Burfict fined $31,000
NEW YORK (AP)
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown received $15,750 in fines for two unnecessary roughness violations: $7,875 for a late hit on Bears safety Chris Conte, and $7,875 for a face mask on Sherrick McManis.
Although the clips that attach Newton's clear visor to the helmet are small and difficult to see, the league considers it a violation of its equipment policy.
NFL rules state that ''No visible identification of a manufacturer's name or logo on the exterior of a helmet or on any attachment to a helmet is permitted unless provided for under a commercial arrangement between the League and manufacturer.''
Nike has a signed contract to be the NFL's equipment provider. Newton is one of Under Armour's main clients.
The violation was first pointed in an article Tuesday by Forbes.com.