By Michael Bennett
The Redskin who cheap-shotted Eagles running back Darren Sproles last Sunday was fined $48,000 for the hit by the NFL, but:
Sproles remained out of practice yesterday because of the concussion he suffered when Redskins defensive back Deshazor Everett hit him in the head while Sproles was trying to catch a punt.
Everett’s hit was deemed a cheap shot by Sproles’ teammates while Everett said that he was trying to play football and didn’t make “the right decision.” While they opted not to suspend him for Week 15, the NFL agreed that Everett’s hit crossed the line. They felt the same way about a hit on Eagles tight end Brent Celek earlier in the game that led to a penalty for an illegal blindside block.
Everett said yesterday that he has been fined for both hits. The NFL fine schedule calls for fines of $24,309 in each case and Everett said that his penalties were in the $48,000 range.
“Yeah, it’s a lot,” Everett told the Washington Post. “But it comes with the territory I guess, huh? I told them Christmas is gonna be a little slim for the fam. It’s all right.”