A $31,500 fine handed down to Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Wednesday was the NFL's largest of the week, although the hit that earned the fine was questionable at best. Likely earned for his reputation for "dirty" play, Suh admitted that his play is "under a microscope" at the league office.
A microscope wasn't required to fine Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes, who earned a $10,500 fine for wearing red shoes, one week after he was given a $7,875 penalty for the same violation. If he sticks with the red shoes, he can expect that number to continue increasing. Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was also issued a $10,500 fine for wrong-color shoes, as he elected to wear green shoes to bring attention to Mental Health Awareness Week.
After Suh, the three biggest fines of the week were given to Redskins linebacker Perry Riley, Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins and Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, who each drew $15,750 fines from the league. Riley was penalized for a hit that was a little high and a little late on Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, while Jenkins drew a flag for helmet-to-helmet contact with Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins.
Finley's fine came for a block of Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs that was deemed an example of "unnecessarily striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area." Finley wasn't pleased:
Thanks To @NFL For The Fine For Playing Football.— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) October 18, 2013
The remainder of the Week 6 fines came from Sunday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. Five players earned fines, including $15,750 for 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis' clipping penalty, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area