The NFL has fined Buffalo Bills guard Cyril Richardson for "unnecessary roughness" for punching Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt after a play late in a game last weekend, according to ESPN NFL Nation's Tania Ganguli.
Richardson threw a punch at Watt after the whistle had blown on a play in the fourth quarter No flag was thrown by the officials. During the week it was reviewed by the league, which assessed a $8,268 fine for what it deemed unnecessary roughness.
Richardson appears to land on Watt with his forearm extended while Watt is on the ground after a play in the end zone.
Richardson, a 6-foot-5, 343-pound rookie out of Baylor, lodged his first start and first game time in the regular season against the Texans.
Buffalo, 2-2 and tied for first in the AFC East, travels to take on the Detroit Lions this weekend.
Houston, which is 3-1 and currently leads the AFC South, will play the Dallas Cowboys on the road on Sunday.