The hit that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain put on Steelers tight end Heath Miller on Sunday night will cost the linebacker $40,000.
Despite the fact that McClain wasn't penalized, the league confirmed Monday that McClain will be fined for the helmet hit. According to The Associated Press, multiple NFL officials stated during the game that the hit should have been penalized.
The powerful hit forced Miller's head and neck to bend backwards. The trainers ran to his side after Ravens defensive tackle Cory Redding signaled for help.
Miller remained on the field for several minutes before being helped off to the sidelines by trainers. He had one catch for nine yards before the concussion.
Steelers linebacker James Harrison and the rest of the team's defense have been feeling targeted recently by officials and this fine will soothe their pain a bit. Harrison has received $125,000 in fines this year alone.