Lewis better be ready to put a check in the mail.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the San Francisco linebacker was fined nearly $16,000 for hitting Brees in the neck on Sunday. Lewis owes Brooks around $8,000 if he plans to stand by his fellow linebacker.
49ers LB Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,750, the standard number based on fine schedule. Actually $250 less than $16k.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 20, 2013
Despite the disapproval of that penalty by some NFL observers, Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating, said his officials made the right call. Blandino said even though Brooks initially hit Brees in the chest, he earned a penalty when his arm rose and hit the quarterback in the throat.
Fortunately, for Brooks, he will not have to pay the entire fine.
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