Ray Lewis’ late hit on Chad Ochocinco last Sunday may go down as the costliest of the year.
First, the head hunting maneuver cost Baltimore 15 yards and a first down during Cincinnati’s game-winning drive Sunday.
Now the league has stepped in and fined Lewis $25,000 according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
Lewis will appeal the fine for a reduction, but Mort says that’s unlikely to happen. Skip to 3:00 of this video and you can see why.
Lewis sized Ochocinco up and went at his head despite the ball clearly being past him.
(Perhaps Lewis got fined extra because he also took out teammate Fabian Washington.)