GREEN BAY, WI (WSAU) Packers’ rookie safety Jerron McMillian has been fined 21-thousand dollars by the N-F-L for a late hit on New York Giants’ tight end Martellus Bennett last Sunday night.
It was the third straight game that a Packer was fined, and McMillian told Fox Sports Wisconsin he thinks the N-F-L quote, “has got a hit out on us.” He said the Packers are trying to play physical football and said the league was quote, “trying to take it away.” After last week’s game, Bennett told reporters he was upset at the late hit, and he wanted to get back at McMillian for it. McMillian said he didn’t appreciate being dressed out in the media like that. He said he didn’t mean to do anything dirty, and noted it was not a helmet-to-helmet hit – and the coaches told him they didn’t want him to change his style of play.
McMillian was a fourth-round draft pick in April. He said he appealed the fine, and it will be a month before he hears back on it.
Packers’ linebacker Brad Jones was fined 15-thousand-750 dollars for hitting Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford near the head on November 18th. And tight end Ryan Taylor was fined 21-thousand for an illegal block on a kickoff return against Arizona on November fourth, before the team’s bye week.