The NFL has hammered Chargers safety Derwin James for a hit in Sunday’s loss to the Lions.
James was fined $43,710 for a hit to the head of Lions wide receiver Josh Reynolds. James also got a 15-yard penalty for the hit to Reynolds’ helmet.
The NFL’s disciplinary process classifies James as a repeat offender, as he has previously drawn flags and fines. He said this season that he thinks he’s getting more scrutiny than most players because of his past.
“I think I am a little bit,” James said last month. “I’m not here to referee what they need to call. I’m here to play football and help my team win games.”
Those 15-yard penalties aren’t helping his team, and a fine of this magnitude could be viewed as a warning that a suspension could be coming if James doesn’t stop hitting receivers in the head.
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Author : ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
Publish date : 2023-11-18 21:08:51
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