Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after accidentally hitting a referee.
Midway through the Steelers and Ravens clash, a scuffle erupted between the two teams and moved towards the sideline. When one of Baltimore’s staffers tried to wrestle Judon away from the scene, the edge rusher yanked his arm away.
Unfortunately for Judon, a referee happened to be right in front of him. As his arm thrust forward, it made direct contact with the official’s arm. The field judge immediately flopped backward.
Officials noticed the contact immediately and Judon was ejected from the game. Baltimore will certainly miss his absence, as the Pro Bowl edge rusher racked up 11 quarterback hits in six games this season.
While Judon won’t receive a suspension for this incident, a fine is probably headed his way. According to the NFL’s rules, a player can be fined $35,096 for making physical contact with an official. If it’s their second offense, the fine doubles to $70,194.