Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin has been fined $100,000 by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit against the Denver Broncos in Week 2.
The hit was assessed to Boldin after the Ravens quarterback was called for holding in the fourth quarter.
The league announced the fine Wednesday.
The league does not have a rule on when a player may be penalized for helmet-related conduct, but it did say that the hit is a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy.
“The Commissioner of the NFL takes serious, but not unreasonable, discipline in accordance with the personal conduct policies and rules of the League, including in the case of personal foul play,” the league said in a statement.
Boldin was not suspended but fined $25,000 for his hit.
The Ravens released a statement Tuesday saying that the incident is a “troubling reminder of the dangers of personal misconduct.”
The Commissioner will be making a decision regarding further discipline at a later date.””
I apologize to the Broncos organization, my teammates and the Ravens organization for this mistake.
The Commissioner will be making a decision regarding further discipline at a later date.”
The Ravens’ defense and offensive line struggled for the first half.
The team’s only touchdown came on a play that was ruled incomplete, when receiver Brandon Gibson was flagged for a personal foul on a defensive pass interference call.