Pittsburgh Steelers LB Mykal Walker fined $5,611 for unnecessary roughness from final Saturday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The NFL up to date its weekly and now public penalty sheet, one thing new for 2023, highlighting Walker’s violation.
The penalty stems from Walker’s horse-collar deal with, which tried however failed to forestall this landing from RB Zack Moss early within the second quarter. Walker grabbed Moss from behind the again of his jersey and yanked him down, resulting in a flag. Moss scored anyway and the 15 penalty meters have been assessed on the following kick-off.
Walker has been promoted in protection since he took on a much bigger defensive function following season-ending accidents to Cole Holcomb and Kwon Alexander. In line with our chart, he has allowed three touchdowns this 12 months, together with this one.
This 12 months, Walker has 22 tackles and two go deflections.
He joins an extended checklist of Steelers who’ve been fined this 12 months. Pittsburgh has been among the many most penalized groups all season, with lots of the groups having offensive or defensive gamers reducing their heads upon contact, a component the league has cracked down on lately.
After all, S Damontae Kazee is suspended for the remainder of the common season, inflicting him to lose three sport checks. That quantities to greater than $200,000 in misplaced cash. Kazee was initially suspended for the complete 12 months, together with any playoff video games. The postseason ban was overturned on enchantment, however the common season suspension remained in place.
All NFL fines are predetermined quantities set by the CBA and improve by a sure share every year. High quality cash is donated to charities of the league’s alternative.