The punishment wasn’t nearly Joe Mays-severe, but still Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller got dinged pretty good by the league office.
Miller was fined $15,750 for a roughing the passer penalty he incurred during the Broncos’ 31-25 loss to the Houston Texans.
“No comment,” Miller said, adding he would appeal.
Specifically, the league said Miller “unnecessarily drove the quarterback to the ground.” The quarterback was Matt Schaub, who lost part of his ear after his helmet flew off from a blast by Mays, the Broncos’ middle linebacker.
Mays was not only fined $50,000 for the hit, he received a one-game suspension and will not play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.
Good! I remember Matt leinart taking a similar hit last year and was out of the year with a shoulder injury. Thank goodness schaub is ok, otherwise that bronco game may have been our season. These players need these fines so they won't go an injure someone else's qb.