Rob Jackson and Perry Riley each fined $15,000 for hits vs. Rams

October 7, 2011

Rookie wide receiver Niles Paul wasn’t the only Redskins player to receive a fine for a hit in Sunday’s game at St. Louis. Linebackers Rob Jackson and Perry Riley have been fined $15,000 apiece after also receiving unnecessary roughness calls.

Jackson’s fine was for a hit in which he took Sam Bradford to the ground after the quarterback released a pass.

Riley’s hit came when he drilled St. Louis punt returner Austin Pettis just as he secured the ball.

Coach Mike Shanahan argued Riley’s infraction during the game, but he agreed that Jackson was guilty of his penalty.

Paul was fined $20,000 for his hit, which also was in punt coverage, because it was helmet-to-helmet.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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