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January 22, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Green Bay Clay Matthews fined $22,050 for hit on Russell Wilson Sunday

Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch was not the only player fined for his actions in Sunday’s game.

Green Bay’s Clay Matthews was fined $22,050 for what the league called his “illegal blindside hit” on Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in the second quarter. The hit came while Wilson was in pursuit of Green Bay safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix after an interception.

Asked about the play after the game, Wilson said merely: “It was good, It was a good hit.’

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said that he was worried about Wilson, who got up slowly.

“Heck yeah I was,” he said. But Carroll did not pass a judgment on the hit.

Also, Seattle guard J.R. Sweezy was fined $8268 for his hit on Matthews, a play for which he was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty after Matthews sacked Wilson in the third quarter (the penalty was judged to come during the play so Green Bay declined it).

Here’s a couple pictures of the hit:

 

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