The Houston Texans were informed on Monday that WR Andre Johnson would not be suspended for his role in a fight with Tennessee Titans CB Cortland Finnegan on Sunday. However, that doesn't mean that both players have entirely escaped punishment.
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that both Johnson and Finnegan have been fined $25,000 for the brawl.
Finnegan appeared to start the fight as he jumped at Johnson on the snap of the ball. Johnson responded by ripping Finnegan's helmet off seconds before he got his own helmet pulled off. Johnson appeared to get a punch (or two) in on Finnegan's helmet-less head.
Finnegan has been fined repeatedly this season and has the reputation as a dirty player in the league. Johnson does not have that reputation but, if Finnegan isn't being suspended, they'll receive the same punishment.
Both teams are still in the playoff race so losing either player would hurt their chances of staying in the race. There were many that speculated a suspension would be coming so this can be considered good news for the Texans and Titans.