NFL fines Danny Amendola for hit on Chiefs' Jamell Fleming
New England's Danny Amendola was fined for his hit on Jamell Fleming.
In the Patriots' win over the Chiefs during the divisional round of the playoffs, a hit Danny Amendola laid on Kansas City special-teams player Jamell Fleming queued up the debate about targeting in the NFL.
Amendola annihilated Fleming with a helmet-to-helmet hit with the Chiefs punting (and Amendola returning and Fleming attempting to down the ball inside the 10-yard line) and was flagged even though the hit was technically legal. Defenseless rules don't protect the kicking team.
Danny Amendola personal foul on this hit. pic.twitter.com/Oa6yMW5jQ4— ?arcusD (@_MarcusD_) January 16, 2016
Amendola wasn't just flagged for the hit, he's also been fined by the NFL, telling ESPN's Mike Reiss he got a letter from the league and intends to appeal.
Patriots WR Danny Amendola said he received notice of a fine from the NFL for his hit on Chiefs CB Jamell Fleming. He plans to appeal.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 22, 2016
Amendola didn't disclose exactly how much he was fined by the league for the hit, but there's a good chance it was north of $20,000. The 2015 NFL Schedule of Fines calls for $23,152 for a hit on a defenseless player.
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