This week has been a very expensive one for NFL defenders.
Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard…fined $42,000 for a hit on Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson.
Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson…fined $42,000 for a hit on Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright.
And Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson…fined $100,000 for multiple rules violations.
The fines are coming fast and furious, and that doesn’t sit well with one of the leagues best linebackers.
“I don’t know, I think it’s getting a little ridiculous,” Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “But at the same time, they’re obviously stressing the safety of hits and everything.
“But I don’t know. Some (fines) are very questionable and it’s a lot of money, a lot of money. I don’t know what to say about that. It’s difficult. Really difficult.”
With the new rules to help protect the safety of the players, it is getting more difficult to be a defensive player in the NFL.