"Of course, I think it's not right," Ngata said of the fine Thursday. "I feel like there was no other way I could have played that play because I'm swimming the guard, he starts to duck, and my arm is coming down over the guard. But I'm going to appeal it and see if hopefully, I can get some money back."
"Rules are rules," McClain said. "We will appeal it and see where it goes from there, but that's basically where I stand with the situation."
McClain's teammates are considering passing the hat to help pay for his fine, according to the Ravens' official website.
"I told him I might try to help him," fellow linebacker Ray Lewis said. "But that's a rough one. Forty thousand is $40,000, so we can do whatever we gotta do for him. We'll definitely help him out."