Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt lost nearly three-quarters of a game check for what NFL officials deemed unnecessary roughness in KC’s Monday night win at Denver.
Hunt, who earns about $36,000 per game, according to Over The Cap, was fined $26,739 for lowering his helmet and initiating contact with a Broncos defender as he battled to pick up yards after a catch.
The NFL fined Kareem Hunt nearly $27,000 (his average game check is about $36,000) for lowering his head to initiate contact on this play. pic.twitter.com/VxKmESBPiI
— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) October 6, 2018
NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron later determined that Hunt should’ve been flagged on the play. The explanation is at 1:36 of the NFL’s officiating video.
Hunt had 19 carries for 121 yards and a rushing touchdown along with three receptions for 54 yards.