During the Week 2 match-up between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers, there was an incident. Allegedly, defensive end Maxx Crosby spit on guard Trai Turner. He was subsequently fined $6,971 for the incident, but he plans to appeal the decision.
According to a report from NFL's Tom Pelissero, Crosby denies ever spitting on Turner. The suspension came the game, due to the fact that even referees from the match did not see the spitting itself. Turner, on the other hand, also got fined for shoving and spitting on Crosby in the fourth quarter of the game.
The full incident, according to the same report, came to Crosby on Friday. In it, it states that Turner pushed Crosby at an end of a Steelers play. Afterwards, the Raiders DE came to referee Jerome Boger and asked if he saw the incident. Boger responded by saying he did not and Turner came to say that Crosby spat on him.
Afterwards, Turner hit Crosby in the back of his forearm, which caused Boger to throw a penalty flag. Then came the altercation when Boger and another official tried to stop Crosby from further going after Turner. At that point, according to the report, is when the alleged Crosby spitting towards Turner happened.
Crosby was stunned by the report and claims he did not do it. Thus, he will be appealing the $6.9 thousand fine.