By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports activities Author
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns rookie security Jabrill Peppers was fined $24,000 by the NFL for his unlawful hit on Bengals receiver Josh Malone on Sunday.
Peppers stated he was knowledgeable of the high quality in an e-mail from the league on Wednesday night time. The primary-spherical decide stated he stopped studying the letter when he noticed the greenback quantity.
Peppers delivered a tough blow to Malone’s chest space within the fourth quarter, however the official dominated he made contact with the receiver’s helmet and assessed him a private foul. Cincinnati scored a landing moments later to wrap up its 30-sixteen win.
Peppers feels he led together with his shoulder and his hit was inside the guidelines. He’s nonetheless unclear as why Malone was thought-about a “defenseless” receiver as he seemed to be operating with the ball.
“I’m just a little upset,” he stated. “I didn’t see the replay then, however once I watched it, I assumed it was evident that I attempted to go to the physique. I don’t know the place else I might’ve hit him that may have dislodged the ball.
“I simply really feel like as defenders we’re at an obstacle ’trigger any type of violent hit they flag. Soccer is a collision sport. There’s going to be a whole lot of collisions. It’s not a contact sport. It’s a collision sport.”
Peppers plans to attraction the fantastic.
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