Bengals’ Ja’Marr Chase fined more than $23,000; Steelers’ Minkah Fitzpatrick not fined
CINCINNATI (ENQUIRER) - Bengals receiver Ja’Marr Chase received two fines totaling more than $23,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct this past week, according to a report via Twitter from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, named AFC Defensive Player of the Week thanks in part to his pick-6 of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow on Cincinnati’s first offensive series, was not fined for either of his hits to the heads of defenseless players that drew unnecessary-roughness penalties.
Fitzpatrick also was involved in the play that resulted in Bengals receiver Tee Higgins’ departure from Pittsburgh’s 23-20 overtime win with a concussion.
During the game, Chase gave Fitzpatrick a double bird, a gesture former Bengals receiver Chad Johnson - aka Ochocinco - said represents the rivalry.
Steelers defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, who was the Bengals’ defensive coordinator in 2018, said earlier this week that Fitzpatrick is “not a guy who plays dirty.”
This story was written by our media partners at The Cincinnati Enquirer.
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