Two players from the Minnesota Vikings were fined for their actions during the team’s Week 8 game against the Cleveland Browns in the United Kingdom.
The Minnesota Vikings turned on the heat against the Cleveland Browns during Week 8 of the 2017 NFL season, owning the second half of the contest in the United Kingdom using their efficient offense and explosive defense.
Even though Minnesota won the game by a final score of 33-16 in front of the Twickenham crowd, it has been reported that two players from the Vikings were fined for their actions during the game.
Here is the tweet from the Twitter account of the Cleveland Browns beat writer from the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com, Nate Ulrich:
The Eric Wilson fine for unsportsmanlike conduct stemmed from a moment in the game where Cleveland Browns punt return specialist Bryce Treggs muffed the catch and a scrum ensued to recover the loose ball.
During the struggle to recover the football, the Vikings linebacker pulled a player off the pile, which is not allowed according to NFL rules and resulted in a $12,154 fine. The players either need to remove themselves from the pile or be removed by the officiating staff.
On the other hand, Vikings defensive tackle Shamar Stephen had his fine handed down for a facemask penalty on Browns running back Duke Johnson. The fine handed down by the NFL cost him $9,115.
The Browns didn’t escape the game without a fine. For them, linebacker Jamie Collins was given a penalty of $18, 231 for a roughing the passer penalty on Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum. Collins hit the quarterback after the pass was released and drove him to the ground.
Between the three players, a total of $39,500 in fines was handed out from the game in the NFL’s international series, with the two players from the Vikings accounting for $21.269 of that amount.
The good news is that the Minnesota Vikings won’t have to worry about being fined for actions on the field in Week 9 since they are on their bye week. However, the team will return to action in week 10 against the Washington Redskins.