LOOK: Steelers-Bengals game leads to nearly $140,000 in player fines
The Bengals vs. Steelers game was a costly one for some people.
A total of seven players were hit with fines following Pittsburgh's 33-20 win over Cincinnati on Sunday, and those seven fines came out to a total of $138,906.
So how do you rack up almost $140,000 in fines?
It takes a lot of players doing a lot of illegal things. Let's look at the list of players who were fined.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict: $69,454. Burfict was hit with three separate fines for his play in Sunday's game. The Bengals linebacker was fined for unnecessary roughness, facemasking an opponent and roughing the passer on this low hit on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
How could this hit by Vontaze Burfict not be a penalty. Watch this cheap shot as he targets Ben's ankle pic.twitter.com/O4ZcT1FC5m— Charlie Batch (@CharlieBatch16) December 13, 2015
According to NFL.com, Burfict's exact fine for hitting Roethlisberger was $34,700.
Not only did the helmet-to-helmet hit knock Eifert out of the game with a concussion, but it also did enough damage to keep Eifert of this week's game. The Bengals tight end won't play against San Francisco on Sunday.
McCarron was probably a little sad to see the ball from his first career touchdown pass go flying into the crowd. Generally, a player only gets fined $5,787 for what the Bengals receiver did, but Green got hit with a bigger fine because it was the second time this season he's sent a ball into the crowd.
Antonio Brown & Dre Kirkpatrick followed with a little slap match of their own pic.twitter.com/Ig9WaDvZAN— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) December 13, 2015
The Steelers wide receiver was fined for a crackback block he made on Reggie Nelson.
Steelers defensive backs William Gay and Steelers Brandon Boykin: $8,681 each. These two were fined for the same thing. After Gay picked off McCarron and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown, the two started doing a celebration that the NFL considers "excessive."
You cannot excessively celebrate anymore than William Gay excessively celebrates his pick 6 pic.twitter.com/xyW4cNKSoC— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) December 13, 2015
I'm sure Gay and Boykin will gladly write a check for their fines.
Total fines: $138,906.
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