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Redskins Keenan Robinson and Vikings Linval Joseph Fined for QB Hits

Several fines were handed out after last Sunday's game between the Redskins and Vikings.

Adam Bettcher

Keenan Robinson:

Zac Boyer of the Washington Times is reporting that two of the more egregious hits in Sunday's Redskins vs Vikings games have resulted in fines for the defenders.  The first hit was made by Redskins ILB Keenan Robinson on Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater in the 3rd Quarter.  Bridgewater was able to complete the pass to Jerick McKinnon before Robinson hit him, lifted him, and dumped him to the ground.  The play resulted in a 15 yard penalty.

Fine: $16,537

Robinson was not fined for this completely legal hit on Bridgewater:

Linval Joseph:

The other QB hit that was fined today came from the other side.  New Vikings Nose Tackle Linval Joseph.  Robert Griffin III completed a 6 yard pass to DeSean Jackson, taking the ball down to the Vikings 5 yard line.  Joseph then placed Griffin into a headlock and attempted to bulldog his head into the turf.  This resulted in a roughing the passer penalty which moved the ball half the distance to the goal and gave the Redskins an automatic first down.  Alfred Morris scored a 2 yard TD on the next play.

Fine: $16,537

Darrel Young:

Ian Rapoport from also reports that Redskins FB Darrel Young received a $22,050 fine for an illegal blindside block.  The play cam on the Vikings first drive.  The Redskins forced a 3 and out on the opening drive forcing the Vikings to punt.  Young was penalized on the Redskins return.  Andre Roberts muffed the punt and only returned it one yard, but the 15 yard penalty pushed them back to their own 20 yard line.  The Redskins would go on to kick a field goal on this drive.

Fine: $20,050