Falcons S Kazee fined $10K

Falcons S Kazee fined $10K


Atlanta Falcons safety Damontae Kazee was fined $10,026 for his hit on quarterback Cam Newton in last Sunday’s win over the Carolina Panthers.

Sep 16, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) lays on the field after being hit by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Damontae Kazee (27) during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The second-year safety Kazee, who was ejected from the Week 2 game against Carolina, is appealing the fine, NFL Network reported.

Sep 16, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) reacts after being hit by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Damontae Kazee (not shown) during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith was fined the same amount — $10,026 — for his retaliation, flying in to shove Kazee, drawing a penalty flag for unnecessary roughness.

Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley was also fined $10,026. On Friday, McKinley was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Saints due to a groin injury.

—Field Level Media


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