Taylor Lewan made contact with an official during Sunday’s win, and it cost him big time.
The Titans left tackle was fined $30,387 for unsportsmanlike conduct, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a league spokesman. A fine was expected after Lewan was ejected during the first quarter.
For what it’s worth, Lewan’s coach, Mike Mularkey, agreed with the initial ejection.
“It was the right call,” Mularkey said. “Taylor should not have been where he was. He should have been back in the huddle — no excuses. He shouldn’t have been there.”
Lewan wasn’t the only player fined by the league on Friday.
Rapoport adds that Falcons safety Keanu Neal was fined $24,309 for a hit on Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews. While there was no flag thrown on the play, the fine suggests that the hit deserved one.