Bryce Treggs’s dirty hit left Damarious Randall with a concussion.
Eagles receiver Bryce Treggs hit Packers defensive back Damarious Randall with a dirty block in a preseason game earlier this month but it’s Randall who’s getting the last laugh.
The hit left Randall with a concussion and forced him to miss Green Bay’s second preseason game. He had to be carted off the field and Packers coach Mike McCarthy asked the league to review the legality of the play.
Well, the league must not have liked what it saw because Treggs was hit with a $25,000 fine on Monday. For a guy who made the league minimum salary of $450,000 as an undrafted rookie in 2013, that’s 5.5% of the money he earned last year.
That’s the equivalent of the average American household (with annual earnings of $73,298) getting docked more than $4,000. It’s a stiff penalty, to be sure, but don’t expect any sympathy from Randall.
As a first-round pick, Randall also has a guaranteed salary of $6.4 million. I don’t think he’ll be chipping in to Tregg’s GoFundMe, though.