Bills' Jim Leonhard fined $15,750 for hit on Deonte Thompson
By By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun|
Oct 04, 2013 | 3:10 PM
Buffalo Bills safety Jim Leonhard was fined $15,750 for unnecessary roughness for his sideline tackle on Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson, according to an NFL spokesman.
Thompson sustained a concussion on a big hit from the former Ravens safety after catching a 23-yard pass during the fourth quarter of the Ravens' 23-20 loss.
Specifically, Leonhard was fined for striking a defenseless receiver in the head and neck area.
No other players were fined in the game, including Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, who was penalized for his tackle on EJ Manuel in which he the helmet off the Bills quarterback who was slow to kneel down in the final minute.