Quarterbacks aren't immune to being punished for illegal tackles.
Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was fined $20,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin, according to ProFootballTalk.com. Chancellor, who left the game with a concussion after the hit, drew a personal foul penalty as well.
Other fines reported Friday:
» New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was docked $7,500 for a post-touchdown spike of the football against the New York Jets, according to The Boston Globe. Gronkowski drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for spiking the ball near a Jets defender after a 5-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter of the 37-16 Patriots' victory.
» Carolina Panthers offensive tackles Jordan Gross and Byron Bell and defensive end Charles Johnson were fined $7,500 each for unnecessary roughness in a 30-3 loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Charlotte Observer reported. Bell was punished for grabbing an opponent's facemask and Gross and Johnson were docked for hitting a Titans player in the face. Titans safety Michael Griffin was fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness for hitting late and in the head area with his helmet, the newspaper also reported.
» Cleveland Browns guard Shawn Lauvao was fined $7,500 for head-butting Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing two weeks ago, ESPN reported. Cushing was left bloodied by the incident in the Texans' 30-12 victory on Nov. 6.