Kansas City Chiefs DB Daniel Sorensen will have a light paycheck following the team’s Week 7 win over the Denver Broncos.
Sorensen was fined by the NFL for a hit on Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero. Late in the second quarter, just ahead of the two-minute warning, Sorensen laid a big hit on Lindsay. The hit caused Lindsay to exit the game and ultimately had him in the concussion protocol for the week.
There wasn’t a flag thrown on the play, yet the NFL reviewed the play and decided to fine Sorensen for lowering his helmet. The fine for Sorensen totaled at $20,000.
#Chiefs S Daniel Sorensen was fined $20,000 for unnecessary roughness – lowering the head to initiate contact with the head on a hit that knocked #Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay out of last week’s game. Lindsay entered concussion protocol. No flag was thrown.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 31, 2020
The veteran defensive back had a great game against the AFC West division foe, notching a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown, flying around and making plays all over the defense. This fine will be a small blemish on a great performance for Sorensen.
This actually points out another flaw in the NFL’s fine system. Washington Football Team LB Jon Bostic was only fined $12,000 for his vicious late hit on Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton. The hit caused him to exit the game with a concussion and he’s yet to be cleared to play. That hit was much more egregious, it was flagged and Bostic was ejected from the game. It just goes to show that the system by which the NFL hands out fines is still inequitable.