Jets’ Pryor Fined Nearly $25K for Hit on Seahawks’ Baldwin
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets safety Calvin Pryor plans to appeal his nearly $25,000 fine by the NFL for a hit on Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin.
Pryor posted his displeasure on Instagram on Wednesday with a post that included a picture of the hit and: "25k really?? Cmon man."
The NFL deemed that Pryor struck the head and neck area of Baldwin, who made a 38-yard catch on the play in Seattle's 27-17 win last Sunday.
A first offense, which Pryor says this is, for hitting a defenseless player is $24,309 — likely the amount the Jets safety will have to pay the league.
Pryor says he isn't sure if the hit was clean or dirty, but insists it shouldn't warrant a fine so high. He adds that it was a "bang-bang" play and the hard-hitting safety won't change his style.