Broncos linebacker Von Miller has racked up more than $63,000 in fines since entering the league last season. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller was fined $15,750 on Friday for an illegal hit on Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, reports the Denver Post.
“No comment,” Miller said when asked about the fine. Miller said he would appeal the fine.
The league said Miller was fined because he “unnecessarily drove the quarterback to the ground.”
The very next play, Schaub lost part of his ear after his helmet flew off after being hit by Joe Mays, the Broncos’ middle linebacker.
Mays was fined $50,000 for the hit and received a one-game suspension.
Miller has been a frequent contributor in giving money to the NFL because of illegal hits, being fined at least $63,250 in the past year.
Miller was fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness in Denver’s 45-10 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional playoff game last season and he was fined at least three times last season, including $25,000 for a hit on New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.