Jason Pierre-Paul has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for a hit on Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, according to Tom Pelissero.
More fines from last week:#Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul $15,000 for roughing Teddy Bridgewater.#49ers S Jimmie Ward $15,000 for a hit on Tre’Quan Smith, who suffered a concussion.#Colts DE Al-Quadin Muhammad $10,500 for smacking Ty Sambrailo. Muhammad was ejected.
The hit made by the Bucs’ outside linebacker occurred in the fourth quarter of Tampa Bay’s 46-23 win last Sunday at Carolina when Pierre-Paul tackled Bridgewater around the knees for the sack. Pierre-Paul was not penalized on the play.
Bridgewater came up limping in pain after the play and did not return with the game out of reach late in the fourth quarter as backup quarterback P.J. Walker came in to replace him. Bridgewater will be a game-time decision on Sunday in the Panthers game against the Lions at home.
This is the first time that Pierre-Paul has been fined this season. He leads the Bucs with 7.5 sacks on the year, putting him tied for sixth in the NFL and just two sacks behind the league lead.