Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry was fined by the NFL for his hit on Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams during last Sunday’s 28-25 win. According to a report from NFL Network, the fine on Landry was for $24,309.
Landry was flagged on the play, which came as Miami was closing in on a touchdown, when he committed a block on Williams as running back Jay Ajayi looked to run outside to Landry’s side of the field. Landry appeared to try to hit Williams from the front, but he may have blindsided the safety and clearly went to high with the hit, connecting with his shoulder pads around Williams in the head and neck.
Williams, who had neck surgery last year, spent several minutes on the field before walking off under his own power. He was taken to a hospital in Miami for testing, but was cleared to travel back to Buffalo with the team and was in the team facilities on Monday. He has not been cleared to practice yet and his status for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots is unknown.
The hit has drawn criticism, including from Bills head coach Rex Ryan who said Landry should have been ejected from the game for a “totally unnecessary” hit.