4 players fined for Super Bowl scuffle

NFL fines

The NFL has fined four players for the scuffle that ensued with 18 seconds left in Super Bowl XLIX.

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin was fined $10,000 for sparking the fight. Irvin was ejected from the game and was given the largest fine of the four players.

Irvin’s teammate Michael Bennett and New England Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui were each fine $8,628 for striking an opponent.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was attempting to take a knee with 20 seconds left in the game when Irvin and Gronkowski got into a shoving match. Irvin then locked up with Hoomanawanu and the pair had to be separated.

Irvin later apologized for the scuffle.

These were not the only fines handed out after the Super Bowl. Earlier in the week, Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin was fined $11,025 for unsportsmanlike conduct following his touchdown reception.

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