Source: T.J. Watt fined $20K for hit on Ryan

Source: T.J. Watt fined $20K for hit on Ryan

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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt was fined $20,054 for a hit on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported, citing a league source.

The league fined Watt — the league’s co-leader in sacks — for “forcibly hitting in the knee area or below” in the Steelers’ 41-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Watt was called for roughing the passer on the play, which came late in the third quarter.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who is tied with his brother atop the league standings with six sacks, tweeted that he couldn’t believe the league issued a fine for the hit.

T.J. Watt sacked Ryan three times in the game, including a strip-sack that resulted in a touchdown.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was critical of the officiating in the game, saying, “Man, these penalties are costing people games and jobs. We gotta get ’em correct. And so I’m pissed about it, to be quite honest with you. But that’s all I’m gonna say on it.”

Tomlin was fined $25,000 for his comments.

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October 12, 2018 at 09:34AM

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