The Pittsburgh Steelers had a potential season-altering win in Week 6 over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, and several players paid the price for the win, both figuratively and literally.
It was reported Mike Mitchell was fined almost $50,000 for his hit on quarterback Alex Smith, but it turns out Mitchell’s huge fine was for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Charcandrick West.
And Mitchell wasn’t the only Steelers player who lost some money in Week 6. As Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported, the Steelers totaled almost $100,000 in fines after their big win.
Here is a run-down of the fines/infractions:
Turns out Mike Mitchell's biggest fine came on the Charcandrick West hit, not the Alex Smith hit. *Mitchell: $48,620 (West, unnecessary roughness, repeat offender), $9,115 (unnecessary roughness, Smith) *Bud Dupree: $24,309 (unnecessary roughness) *Le'Veon Bell: $12,154 (excessive celebration) Total: $94,198
That is a lot of money lost, but the Steelers players will likely feel a little better after the game considering they were still able to get the win for their team.
If you thought the Week 6 game was fierce and physical, the Week 7 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals will likely equal the intensity, if not exceed it. Will their be fines handed out in this contest?
Probably, if you are honest with yourself; however, we are hoping for an injury-free, and clean, contest with their AFC North foes on Sunday at Heinz Field. Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on the black-and-gold.