Football is a team game, and when players call each other “brothers” they treat each as if they are family. When a family member is in trouble, you stick up for them.
Linebacker Kelvin Sheppard appeared to be twisting Bell’s neck in the middle of a gang tackle, and Foster took exception to what was happening to Bell.
Take a look for yourself:
Le’Veon Bell gets neck bent back, hands in grill, Ramon Foster ready to scrap as a result. Kelvin Sheppard with likely fine in mail. pic.twitter.com/HyXEsMgMfC— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 5, 2016
Foster’s fine reportedly totals $9,115, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, and this is the standard fine for the league when they see someone striking/kicking/kneeling, late hits or unnecessarily entering a fighting area for a second offense.
Thankfully for Steelers fans, Bell wasn’t injured on the play, and although Foster might be a little lighter in the wallet this week, I’m sure there are some teammates who would chip in to make the payment a little less, especially Le’Veon Bell.