The NFL has announced the penalty for Dunta Robinson’s hit that concussed DeSean Jackson and put both players of Sunday’s game. Robinson will be fined $50k for what the NFL is calling a violation of player safety rules.
In all, the NFL handed down $175k in fines today with $50k each coming from Robinson & Patriots S Brandon Meriweather and a whopping $75k from Steelers LB James Harrison.
It's kind of a double whammy for Robinson who ends up with a $50K and a concussion of his own from the play.
Here is the statement from the NFL on the hit.
In the second quarter of Atlanta's game against Philadelphia, Robinson unnecessarily struck a defenseless receiver. That action violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 8 (g) of the NFL Official Playing Rules, which states that it is unnecessary roughness if the initial force of the contact by a defender's helmet, forearm, or shoulder is to the head or neck area of a defenseless receiver who is catching or attempting to catch a pass.