The NFL has fined San Francisco 49ers tackle Anthony Davis for the amount of $7,875 for an unnecessary roughness penalty against on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks for a penalty that occurred late in the fourth quarter.
Surprisingly, this was the only fine handed out after there was a total of 22 penalties in the game. Considering the NFL has been giving out fines like candy during Halloween so far this season, we expected more. Still, this is the second straight week a Niners player has been fined.
Not so surprising was the fact that offensive guard J.R. Sweezy, who was responsible for the cut block that ended Ian Williams’ season, has not been fined.
We mentioned earlier this week how a number of players, including Patrick Willis and Ray McDonald, were not happy with the block and called for the league to do something about it. However, head coach Jim Harbaugh was on the other side of the fence and did not have any problem with the block.
While the hit was completely legal, it is a little disconcerting that given all the protection afforded to offensive players these days you would think the NFL would want to protect its defensive players as well.