BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Saturday Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Cody Ford was fined $28,075 for unnecessary roughness on the illegal blindside block he was penalized for in last week's game versus the Houston Texans.
#Bills RT Cody Ford was fined $28,075 for unnecessary roughness for the illegal blindside block that knocked his team out of field-goal range in overtime last week against the #Texans. They punted, Houston drove for a winning field goal … now a fine on top of it.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2020
The original penalty called on Ford was already the talk of social media following the team's loss, as some fans thought it was a questionable call and it also knocked the Bills out of range of kicking a possible game-winning field goal.
Due to the questionable penalty call and questionable fine, a GoFundMe titled "Cody Ford’s LEGAL Blindside hit fine" was created by Nathan Lopreste to help pay for Ford's fine.
The GoFundMe says: "This block should have never been a penalty. Now, to add insult to injury he gets fined!"
As of Saturday evening almost $2,000 has been raised.
Ford saw the GoFundMe was created and commented on Twitter that the proceeds from it will be donated to a local Buffalo charity.