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Texans linebacker Brian Cushing fined $16,537 for hitting Joe Flacco in head area

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, shown here in 2013, was fined for his hit on Joe Flacco last Sunday.
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, shown here in 2013, was fined for his hit on Joe Flacco last Sunday. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing has been fined $16,537 for striking Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the head area last Sunday, according to a league spokesman.

The hit drew a roughing-the-passer penalty.

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Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith wasn't fined for his hit on Texans quarterback Case Keenum, which drew a personal foul in the 23-15 loss at NRG Stadium.

Texans defensive linemen Jerrell Powe and J.J. Watt also weren't fined for personal fouls against the Ravens, including a roughing-the-passer penalty on Watt.

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