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The NFL has fined Buffalo Bills guard Cyril Richardson for "unnecessary roughness" for punching Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt after a play last weekend, according to ESPN NFL Nation's Tania Ganguli.

By SI Wire
October 03, 2014

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.

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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.

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Houston, which is 3-1 and currently leads the AFC South, will play the Dallas Cowboys on the road on Sunday.

 
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