Steelers LB T.J. Watt reportedly fined for ‘forcibly hitting the knee area’ of Matt Ryan
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By Jeff.Hartman

In today’s NFL, there are plenty of questionable calls on the football field. You see awful defensive pass interference calls in almost every game, odd holding penalties and of course the often discussed roughing the passer penalties.

Usually in the NFL, when a player is given a personal foul of some kind, they are also met with a fine of some sort. If not fine follows, it is usually the NFL’s way of saying they missed the call on the field.

So, when this happened on Sunday in the Steelers vs. Falcons game, and a flag was thrown for roughing the passer, most assumed T.J. Watt would be getting an “our bad” vibe from the league office by not getting fined.

WARNING: Gruesome roughing the passer tackle by T.J Watt pic.twitter.com/qGnN2cIEGs

Think again. Yes, Watt was reportedly fined for the above hit, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

NFL fined its co-sack leader, TJ Watt, $20,054 for “forcibly hitting in the knee area or below” Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan, per source. The league office instructed the Steelers to deduct the money from Watt’s paycheck if he does not...



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