The penalty on the play in question was wrongfully called on Elgton Jenkins. After Jordan Love threw the game-ending interception as time expired in the fourth quarter, Tom hit Pittsburgh Steelers safety Damontae Kazee a step or two out of bounds and late. The action was reviewed and determined to fall under the league’s “gameday accountability” umbrella, subjecting Tom to a fine. Jenkins was not fined.
Tom’s late hit drove Kazee into a Steelers assistant coach, causing an injury and a skirmish featuring multiple players on the sideline to end the game.
Steelers edge rusher Nick Herbig was fined for unnecessary roughness in the second quarter of the game. His action was a blindside block on a punt return.
Tom is the sixth different Packers player to be fined this season. The team’s most recent fine arrived for Rashan Gary for a face mask penalty in Week 9.
The league is posting all fined penalties and actions from the previous week on Saturdays this season.
From the NFL: “Players subject to accountability measures receive a letter informing them of what they did, a video of the play in question, why they are being fined and how much it will cost them. They also receive information on how to appeal the fine. If they choose not to appeal, the fine is withheld from their next game check.”
All appeals are handled appeals officers James Thrash and Derrick Brooks, two former players appointed by the NFL and NFLPA. Fines are donated to the Professional Athletes Foundation.
Packers Wire will track the on-field penalties and resulting fines in recurring posts each week.
Week 1: LB De’Vondre Campbell ($10,927), CB Rasul Douglas ($13,659)
Week 3: CB Rasul Douglas ($11,473), TE Ben Sims ($4,167)
Week 8: OLB Kingsley Enagbare ($5,170)
Week 9: OLB Rashan Gary ($10,927)
Week 11: OT Zach Tom ($5,534)