Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt fined for lowering helmet during Monday win at Denver

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=""></a></p>&mdash; Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) <a href="">October 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" 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.

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