D.J. Moore fined $15,000 for going after Matthew Stafford
D.J. Moore didn’t care for how Matthew Stafford took him to the ground at the end of an interception return, claiming the Detroit Lions quarterback pulled him down by the back of his helmet.
The NFL didn’t care for how Moore responded – trying to attack Stafford as he was on his knee. Moore was fined $15,000 by the league for his actions. Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports the nickel back for the Chicago Bears will not appeal the fine.
Moore was ejected from the Bears’ 37-13 victory for his actions. He was injured Wednesday in practice, suffering a sprained ankle, and is expected to miss this Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field.
"You went back and reviewed the play and you (saw) what he did, but you still eject me and you still leave (Stafford) in, not giving him anything at all," Moore said after Sunday’s game. "That's kind of tough. But that's how the league is. It's a quarterback league."
It’s unknown whatever fines – if any – will come out of the game for the mini-brawl that erupted after the Stafford-Moore encounter.
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