Cleveland linebacker Barkevious Mingo was fined $16,537 for hitting Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in the head/neck area last week.
The play came on the seventh snap of the game and drew a 15-yard penalty on a third-down incompletion, extending Cincinnati’s opening drive. The Bengals took advantage of the call and completed a 14-play, 81-yard drive that ended with Jeremy Hill’s 2-yard touchdown run to kick start the 30-0 rout.
Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga was not fined after drawing a 15-yard taunting penalty when he got in the face of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. The league fine schedule lists the first offense for taunting as punishable by an $8,268 fine.