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Through the first few weeks of the NFL season, it appeared as if there was going to be a roughing-the-passer penalty epidemic.
NFL fined its co-sack leader, TJ Watt, $20,054 for “forcibly hitting in the knee area or below” Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan, per source. The league office instructed the Steelers to deduct the money from Watt’s paycheck if he does not appeal.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 12, 2018
And then T.J. Watt was fined more than $20,000 for a hit on QB Matt Ryan -- a hit that his brother, J.J. Watt, did not approve of
TJ Watt was fined $20K for an illegal hit on Matt Ryan, and JJ isn't happy pic.twitter.com/Jwn88UeNuP— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 12, 2018
Obviously, J.J. is a bit more emotional about this particular incident since it's his brother, but when one of the best defensive players in the history of the NFL is complaining about your rules, it might be time to reconsider.
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