In Sunday’s contest between the Jaguars and Steelers, Jacksonville defensive lineman Calais Campbell beat Pittsburgh’s protection and wrapped up quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Campbell’s pressure forced Roethlisberger to throw an interception, but it also drew a roughing-the-passer penalty.
And later, a fine, according to the NFL Network.
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) November 24, 2018
The news of the $20,054 fine was first reported by NFL insider Ian Rapoport on Twitter. Campbell caught wind of it, and had his own reaction.
“I was shocked by the call and even more shocked by the fine!” he wrote. “But hey, that’s why we have an appeals process.”
I was shocked by the call and even more shocked by the fine! But hey, that’s why we have an appeals process https://t.co/p5uOQ4eHIs
— Calais Campbell (@Campbell93) November 24, 2018
The flag Campbell — a three-time Pro Bowl player in his second season with the team — drew proved to be costly as the Jaguars went on to lose that game in the final minute, 20-16.