We've been waiting several days now to find out what sort of punishment awaits Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather after he knocked out Packers running back Eddie Lacy and then subsequently knocked himself out when he hit James Starks. Now we know: a league sources tells CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora Meriweather's been fined $42000 by the NFL for a blow to the head. Just a guess but Dashon Goldson probably isn't too thrilled with this. Meriweather like Goldson is a repeat violator of the NFL's rules against leading with your helmet delivering a blow to the head and striking a defenseless receiver. It was stunning Tuesday when we heard he might not be suspended. Unlike Goldson though Meriweather didn't face a one-game suspension for his hit. Goldson had that suspension overturned but was ultimately fined $100000 by the NFL for his hits in Weeks 1 and 2 (as well as previous issues).
Brandon Meriweather fined $42K for Week 2 blow to head
CBS Sports | Sep 18