Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was fined $20,000 for a hit he applied to Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed almost two weeks after Gordon was penalized for a nasty block on the veteran safety.
Gordon was fined for a hit he applied to Reed when he was blocking on a reverse in the Browns' loss to the Ravens two weekends ago, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He was flagged, but he and the Browns immediately took issue with the penalty, as most of the team insisted the block was legally placed with his shoulder.
Gordon is appealing the fine.
"It was just that he wasn't looking and it was a blindside hit," Gordon told The Plain Dealer. "He never looked my way at all so that's really where the penalty came from. We were confused about it for a while and we still are because that's my blocking responsibility and if I wouldn't have done it our runner would have gotten tackled for a loss."