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Bud Dupree fined for late hit to Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

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The Pittsburgh Steelers OLB lost a large chunk of his paycheck for a hit to the head of Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.

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NFL players make a lot of money, everyone knows this, but what fans often forget is how many of these players can lose a large chunk of their paycheck for misconduct both on and off the field.

This was the case for Pittsburgh Steelers OLB Bud Dupree as he was fined $21,056 for a late hit to the head of Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson during their Week 2 contest at Heinz Field.

This per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:

Here is video of the hit:

Dupree is no stranger to fines, and late hits, as he famously hit Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore in the AFC Wild Card game during the 2016-2017 season.

In case you forgot what that play looked like:

Dupree has a lot to play for this year as he is in the 5th year of his rookie contract, and set to become a free agent after the season ends. Dupree has yet to even touch 7 sacks in a season during his tenure with the Steelers, and after two games has registered just one sack.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they prepare for the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, CA on Sunday in Week 3.