Chiefs LB Anthony Hitchens upbeat after playing through injury last week
Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens was fined $13,369 as a result of his actions in the team’s win at Cleveland.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A couple other fines: Then-<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Packers?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Packers</a> S Jermaine Whitehead was fined $10,026 for slapping <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Patriots?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Patriots</a> C Mark Andrews’ facemask. (Also ejected and soon released.) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Chiefs?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Chiefs</a> LB Anthony Hitchens was fined $13,369 for slapping the ball from David Njoku’s hands after a third-and-goal stop.</p>— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomPelissero/status/1061378195608494080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 10, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Hitchens was penalized for slapping the ball out of Njoku’s hands late in the third quarter after a third-and-goal stop. Hitchens tackled the Cleveland tight end by wrapping up his feet. After the play, Njoku looked to shake Hitchens loose and kicked him in the helmet.
Upset, Hitchens got up and slapped the ball from his hands. The Chiefs linebacker earned an unsportsmanlike conduct flag for his actions.