Falcons FB Keith Smith’s $87K fine overturned by NFL

The Atlanta Falcons have received quite a few fines from the NFL this season, but fullback Keith Smith’s $87,000 fine for illegal use of his helmet during the team’s Week 3 loss in Detroit was by far the most expensive.

As initially reported by Pro Football Talk‘s Mike Florio, Smith’s fine was overturned on appeal, but that information was never released by the NFL.

The NFL has not been reporting which fines get overturned, which is something that was highlighted by NFLPA president JC Tretter in a recent article:

This provides some context as to why the league would impose such a hefty fine only to completely dismiss the entire thing. Nonetheless, Smith is likely grateful to have avoided paying nearly $90,000 something that was not considered an actual violation.

Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire