New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams has been fined $21,056 by the NFL.
The amount is the standard fine for a first offense of roughing the passer, although Williams was not called for a penalty on the play.
The contact occurred on Schaub’s first snap of the game in the second quarter after he relieved starter Matt Ryan. Schaub managed to complete a 13-yard pass despite being knocked flat by Williams.
A former Wenonah High School standout, Williams joined the Jets as the third player picked in the NFL Draft on April 25 after winning the 2018 Outland Trophy with the Crimson Tide as the nation’s best interior lineman.
If Williams appeals the fine, he will have a hearing with either Derrick Brooks or James Thrash, former players who serve as the league’s appeals officers. After the officer’s review, his decision to uphold or overturn the fine is binding.
The money collected by the NFL from fines is given to the NFL Player Care Foundation and the Gene Upshaw Players Association’s Players Assistance Trust, which are organizations that assist former NFL players.
Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1 .
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