After the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals went toe-to-toe in the AFC Wild Card game last Saturday night, you didn't think there wouldn't be fines handed out, did you?
Despite ILB Ryan Shazier avoiding a fine and/or punishment from the league office, not all were as lucky. Take a look at a long list of players and coaches who were fined for their actions both on, and off, the field in the Wild Card game.
#Bengals CB Adam Jones was fined $28,940 for unsportsmanlike conduct, making contact with a game official.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2016
#Bengals Domata Peko & Wallace Gilberry fined $8,681 for unnecessary roughness. Steeler Ramon Foster fined $17,363 for unnecessary roughness— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2016
#Steelers coaches Joey Porter and Mike Munchak were each fined $10,000 for their actions last week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2016
The biggest punishment handed down was made known earlier in the week when Vontaze Burfict was suspended for three games to start the 2016 season due to his helmet-to-helmet hit to Antonio Brown, along with plenty of other actions in between plays. Burfict's three-game ban is without pay, hence the lack of fine for his actions during the game.
Although the total amount of fines for the Wild Card game won't likely surpass the previous total of $138,000 in Week 14, the Steelers vs. Bengals games certainly continue the trend of "charity games", as all fines collected by the league are donated to several charitable organizations.