NFL fines three Steelers for confrontations in Bengals game
January 15, 2016 3:33 PM
Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter was fined $10,000 for being on the field at the end of the fourth quarter.
By Ray Fittipaldo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The NFL fined two Steelers coaches and a player Friday for confrontations with Cincinnati players in the Steelers’ 18-16 victory against the Bengals in an AFC wild-card game Saturday night.
Offensive line coach Mike Munchak and outside linebackers coach Joey Porter were fined $10,000 each. Munchak was fined for a sideline confrontation with Bengals safety Reggie Nelson. Porter was fined for being on the field late in the fourth quarter.
Offensive lineman Ramon Foster was fined $17,363 for a leg whip during the game.
Three Bengals players received fines. Cornerback Adam Jones, whose unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty for making contact with an official, moved the Steelers 15 yards closer for their winning field-goal attempt, was fined $28,940. Defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry was fined $8,681 for unnecessary roughness for shoving Porter from behind, and fellow defensive lineman Domata Peko was fined $8,681 for coming off the bench and shoving Steelers running back Fitzgerald Toussaint.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended for the first three games of next season earlier in the week for his hit on Antonio Brown late in the fourth quarter. Brown was concussed and will not play in the Steelers’ AFC divisional-round game Sunday against the Broncos. Burfict did not receive additional fines for his actions.
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