Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt lost nearly three-quarters of a game check for what NFL officials deemed unnecessary roughness in KC’s Monday night win at Denver.
Hunt, who earns about $36,000 per game, according to Over The Cap, was fined $26,739 for lowering his helmet and initiating contact with a Broncos defender as he battled to pick up yards after a catch.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The NFL fined Kareem Hunt nearly $27,000 (his average game check is about $36,000) for lowering his head to initiate contact on this play. <a href="https://t.co/VxKmESBPiI">pic.twitter.com/VxKmESBPiI</a></p>— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomKCTV5/status/1048692542064214017?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron later determined that Hunt should’ve been flagged on the play. The explanation is at 1:36 of the NFL’s officiating video.
Hunt had 19 carries for 121 yards and a rushing touchdown along with three receptions for 54 yards.