The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the Cleveland Browns 30-9 in Week 10 at Heinz Field, and throughout the game there was little to complain about if you are a fan of the black and gold. Although Browns fans have found plenty to gripe about, one which certainly has a strong case is the facemask on Johnny Manziel by the hand of Arthur Moats.
The facemask was so horrific, at one point Manziel's helmet was facing his name plate on the back of his jersey. Take a look at the still photo, as well as the vine of the play below:
All personal fouls in the NFL are immediately fined by the NFL league office, but the amount of the fine can vary depending on the foul itself. For what Moats did to Manziel on Sunday at Heinz Field, the Steelers outside linebacker is expecting a hefty fine to be handed down by the league.
"We're taking bets. I say 30 (thousand), just to throw a high number out. I figure if I aim high, anything less is going to make me feel better." Moats told Matt Gajtka of DKonPittsburghSports.com.
"I didn't think it was going to look like that," he said. "When I saw it after the game I was like, ‘That's pretty bad.' I'm glad he's not hurting. ... I think I saw a still shot of his helmet facing his name(plate). He didn't say anything on the field and I reached out to him on social media. From that standpoint, everything's good."
According to Moats, the play had nearly as much to Manziel's height as it did him being pushed/held past the quarterback when he reached to grab him. "When I got to the top of my rush and I reached to grab him, obviously he's a shorter quarterback," he said. "Instead of it being in his chest area, it ended up being his facemask."
Regardless of how it happened, Moats' next paycheck will hold significantly less money than anticipated. How much, Moats will find out sooner rather than later.