The Seattle Seahawks were playing some smash-mouth football against the St. Louis Rams last Sunday, but apparently were playing a little too rough for the league's liking as strong safety Kam Chancellor and offensive lineman Russell Okung were both slapped with penalties for actions taken during the game, though Chancellor is feeling it a lot more in his wallet than Okung.
Chancellor was fined $40,000 for his hit on St. Louis Rams tight end Lance Kendricks last Sunday, and previously was fined $20,000 for his hit against Anquan Boldin two weeks ago, though he isn't worried about becoming known as a 'head-hunter.'
"I just turned my head to the side like they asked me to do from the previous week and tried to do it with my shoulder, and when he fell down his head just went into my shoulder," Chancellor said. "That's the call that they were looking for to call so that's what happened."
Chancellor is seen as a 'repeat offender' by the league, thus the doubling of his fine this time around. Nevertheless, Kam won't be playing with any less intensity or emotion moving forawrd:
"They ask me to compete and they tell me stay in the middle of the field and protect the middle so I'm going to compete like I know how to, hit as correct as they want me to and play the game like I know how to," he said.
As for Okung, he was fined $7,500 for a unnecessary roughness penalty in the second quarter against the Rams. Okung pulled Rams linebacker Brady Poppinga from the pile following a one-yard run by Marshawn Lynch on a 1st-and-10 play, eventually leading to a Seattle punt during the drive.
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