San Diego's Travis Johnson fined for hit vs. Bears

The preseason opener was a costly adventure for San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Travis Johnson.

That is because he came away with a $5,000 fine from the NFL. Johnson was called for a late hit on Chicago Bears running back Chester Taylor when he jumped on Taylor’s back at the end of a seven-yard run in the second quarter.

A 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty was called on the play and the league deemed that the hit was indeed uncalled for, levying the fine against him. Taylor had already been tackled by Chargers linebacker Darry Beckwith and strong safety Steve Gregory.

Johnson has the right to appeal the fine. Players only receive stipends in training camp and preseason, small payments that will not match the fine.

Follow me on Twitter: BradBiggs

Click here to purchase the Total Access Pass/ Fantasy Draft Guide from the NFP and receive a free Deuce Brand watch while supplies last.

Upcoming Games

Oct 21st, 8:20 PM

Denver +6 -110

Cleveland -6 -110

@

Oct 24th, 1:00 PM

Kansas City -3 +103

Tennessee +3 +103

@

Oct 24th, 1:00 PM

Washington +7.5 -107

Green Bay -7.5 -107

@

Oct 24th, 1:00 PM

Carolina -3 -117

NY Giants +3 -117

@

Oct 24th, 1:00 PM

NY Jets +7 -105

New England -7 -105

@

Oct 24th, 1:00 PM

Atlanta +3 -112

Miami -3 -112

@

Oct 24th, 1:00 PM

Cincinnati +7 +108

Baltimore -7 +108

@

Oct 24th, 4:05 PM

Detroit +13.5 -110

LA Rams -13.5 -110

@

Oct 24th, 4:05 PM

Philadelphia +2.5 -122

Las Vegas -2.5 -122

@

Oct 24th, 4:25 PM

Houston +14.5 -107

Arizona -14.5 -107

@

Oct 24th, 4:25 PM

Chicago +10 -107

Tampa Bay -10 -107

@

Oct 24th, 8:20 PM

Indianapolis +3.5 -118

San Francisco -3.5 -118

@

Oct 25th, 8:15 PM

New Orleans -3 -120

Seattle +3 -120

@

Oct 28th, 8:20 PM

Green Bay +3.5 -108

Arizona -3.5 -108

@