Reports: Sherman fined for hit on Bills' Carpenter

Reports: Sherman fined for hit on Bills' Carpenter
Posted at 1:25 PM, Nov 10, 2016

For the Buffalo Bills, perhaps it's better late than never.

According to multiple reports, the hit Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman put on kicker Dan Carpenter on a play that was whistled dead will now cost Sherman in the form of a fine. Reports say that Sherman will be fined over $9,000 for the action that occurred during Monday Night Football.

ProFootballTalk.com was the first to report the news.

Sherman has maintained that he did nothing wrong on the play, and said that he never heard the whistle. When he went offsides before the field goal attempt, Sherman ran in, touched the ball with his hand, and couldn't avoid Carpenter as he went through the motion.

Sherman was not flagged for the hit, only for being offsides. The play has, however, spurred on plenty of debate around the country, and especially about the series of events that ensued following that play at the end of the first half.

Bills assistant coach Rob Ryan was yelling at Sherman near the end of the half, while head coach Rex Ryan had choice words for Sherman following the cornerback's interception in the third quarter. The head coach, in reference to Sherman's actions, also called the cornerback an "ass" during his post-game press conference.

The Bills lost to the Seahawks 31-25, and have the weekend off for their annual bye.

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