Lavonte David Fined $7875 For Late Hit on Geno Smith

Lavonte David

First, the late hit cost Lavonte David’s Tampa Bay Bucs the game against the Jets. Now it will make his wallet lighter too:

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the Bucs linebacker has been fined $7,875 for his hit on Smith, according to a source. Rapoport was told David plans to appeal the fine.

Since it cost his team the game, I think he should be fined a stupidity tax. However, why the random number of $7875? Are they just spinning a wheel in the league office for fines now?

Did this hit even deserve a fine though? I wonder what Clay Matthews will get for his clothesline of Colin Kaepernick then.