Not only did the hit Ahmad Brooks laid on New Orleans QB Drew Brees draw a flag that potentially cost the 49ers Sunday’s game against the Saints, Brooks has also been slapped by the NFL with a $16,000 fine on top of it, per a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Here’s video of the hit:
The hit was violent in nature, but that’s what happens with blindside sacks of a 6’0″ quarterback. But it is what it is.
Maybe Brooks should hit up Ray Lewis, since the future Hall of Famer did offer to pay half of his fine if he got one, since defensive players stick together and all. We’re just sayin’.