2 Steelers fined for unnecessary roughness in Week 1
With Week 2 of the NFL regular season quickly approaching, Week 1 is finally being put on the back burner. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, and their global fan base, this couldn’t come soon enough. Getting the thought of the 30-7 thrashing by the San Francisco 49ers is something the Steelers have to be excited about.
For two members of the Steelers, there was some added salt put into the wound of Week 1 when they were notified by the league they were fined for unnecessary roughness in the loss to the 49ers.
Those players were long snapper Christian Kuntz, and safety Keanu Neal. This per Brooke Pryor of ESPN:
Two Steelers fined for unnecessary roughness vs. 49ers: LS Christian Kuntz and S Keanu Neal pic.twitter.com/sSe5uvowWy
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 16, 2023
The fact a long snapper received a fan might show you just how odd and cray the game was between these two teams at Acrisure Stadium Monday. However, I’m sure the fines are something they can cover financially as they now prepare for the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.
This isn’t the first fine the Steelers have had so far this season. Kwon Alexander was fined in the preseason for a hit he had vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1 of the exhibition season. Sadly, fines have become a normal part of the weekly news schedule in the NFL.
Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for Week 2 of the regular season as they host the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football.
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