Dallas Cowboys linebacker Cameron Lawrence was fined $21,000 by the NFL for his block on Washington Redskins cornerback David Amerson on a kickoff during the Cowboys’ triumph Sunday night in Dallas, according to a report by ESPN.
Amerson suffered a concussion on the play, on which no penalty was called and the Cowboys’ Dwayne Harris went 90 yards to set up a Dallas touchdown.
The league did not immediately confirm the fine.
Amerson, who returned to practice Wednesday, said earlier Thursday of the hit: “I’ve seen it. It was definitely a brutal hit. It definitely kind of scared everybody. And it was scary to me when I looked at it. But, like I said, it’s part of football and I’m not really tripping over it.”
Lawrence, according to the ESPN report, will be permitted to pay the fine in installments. He makes the league-minimum salary, meaning his weekly income is $23,824.
Update, 2:53 p.m.
A source familiar with the situation confirmed that Lawrence was fined $21,000 by the league for a blind-side block on Amerson.
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