Ravens OLB Matthew Judon fined more than $35,000 for contact with official

Andrew Gillis
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Ravens OLB Matthew Judon fined more than $35,000 originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

According to Ian Rapoport, Ravens outside linebacker Matthew Judon has been fined $35,096 for contact with an official during last Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

Judon was involved in a scrum near the Ravens’ sideline and was held back by members on the team’s sideline. When he tried to break free from the grip of a team staff member, his right arm came free and struck an official inadvertently. Judon was summarily ejected from the game. 

Additionally, safety Chuck Clark was fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness according to The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec. It’s unclear what the play in question was. 

“I would never intentionally make contact with an official,” he said. “I was attempting to free my arm as I was being held back, and I inadvertently contacted the official’s arm. My emotions were running high in the moment, and I take full responsibility for what happened. I need to do a better job of keeping my cool and not doing anything that negatively affects my team.”

Coach John Harbaugh said after the game he was sure that Judon didn’t intentionally make contact with the official. 

The Ravens got Judon back for practice on Thursday after he was identified as a high-risk close contact of cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who tested positive for coronavirus.