The NFL fined 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, teammates Marcell Harris and DeForest Buckner, as well as two Chicago Bears $10,026 apiece for their involvement in a fourth-quarter scuffle Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.
Harris was fined $10,026 for the hit on Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky that started the melee. Bucker was fined $10,026 for unnecessary roughness, and Chicago players Josh Bellamy and Anthony Miller were also fined $10,026.
Sherman, Bellamy and Miller were penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected from the game for fighting. None of the three players will serve a suspension, the NFL announced on Saturday.
The trio avoided the standard fine amount of $33,425 for fighting.
The melee began last Sunday when Harris hit Trubisky as he was sliding near the Bears sideline. Harris was penalized for unnecessary roughness.
Miller ran up to Harris along the sideline and shoved him. Sherman was the eighth 49ers player into the scrum. He entered aggressively and began trading punches with Bellamy. Bears offensive tackle Charles Leno removed Sherman from the cluster of players.
“They continued to pull and jerk and grab on me,” Sherman said after the game. “I’m a grown man with kids. At the end of the day, they are going to get punished for it. I don’t put my hands on you, you don’t put your hands on me. You put your hands on me, you’re going to feel me.”
Sherman said he expected to get fined.
“Oh yeah, I’ll get fined,” he said at the time. “It will be worth every penny.”