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:
Fine: #Steelers LB Bud Dupree was fined $21,056 for a hit on a quarterback, his uncalled shot to #Seahawks QB Russell Wilson’s head. Dupree apologized after the hit.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2019
Here is video of the hit:
This should be at least a foul and potentially an ejection.— Carter Donnick (@CDonnick3) September 15, 2019
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:
#Justnow - @MiamiDolphins #quaterback Matt Moore got #knockedout by @steelers Bud Dupree. Head to #head hit. #Steelers are winning 20 to 6. pic.twitter.com/BbaerT96Ym— Luis Torres (@TorresRealTalk) January 8, 2017
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.