The Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens’ Week 6 contest in London was filled with infractions that will cost several players money, and especially on Baltimore’s roster.
Titans defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons and Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. were both fined $11,473 for their dust-up across the pond.
Beckham kneed Simmons after a play in which the former thought the latter was purposely trying to injure his teammate, wide receiver Zay Flowers. Big Jeff responded by shoving OBJ to the ground.
The back-and-forth led to a postgame altercation in which Simmons was waiting for Beckham after the game before the two had a scuffle, as was described by Ravens cornerback, Marlon Humphrey.
“It’s nothing really to talk about,” Beckham said of the Simmons beef earlier in the week. “It’s probably a small hot topic right now, but it’s good. We got a helmet, shoulder pads. We’re out here playing football. This is not MMA. I watched him look at the play, then look at Zay’s legs and kind of dive on it. I just didn’t like that. I’m going to protect him. This is my guy. This is my little bro, love him to death. I’m going to always have his back, period. And if that leads me into trouble, it is what it is. I just didn’t like that.”
Beckham was actually hit in the wallet twice, as he was fined $21,844 for a separate infraction later in the game.
Another notable fine was levied to Ravens safety, Kyle Hamilton, for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Titans wide receiver Chris Moore, which knocked the veteran out of the game. That cost Hamilton $20,524.
Along with the fines to Beckham and Hamilton, Ravens defensive linemen Justin Madubuike ($16,391, unnecessary roughness) and Michael Pierce ($16,391, unnecessary roughness) and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley ($16,391, unnecessary roughness) were also docked pay.