Steelers’ TJ Watt slapped with hefty punishment after punching Seahawks RB Alex Collins
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the league has fined Watt $10,815 for unnecessary roughness. To recall, Watt threw four punches at Collins in the third quarter of the contest in an attempt to trip the ball off the Seahawks RB.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 23, 2021
Below is the video of the incident. At first look, it looked like Watt was punching Collins instead of the ball, and admittedly, it was a bit too much and unnecessary.
T.J. Watt throws 4 punches at Alex Collins while trying to force a fumble 😂 pic.twitter.com/eMW5gGvEwA
— Rookie Highlights (@RookieHigh) October 18, 2021
TJ Watt signed a four-year, $112 million extension with the Steelers last summer, so he certainly wouldn’t mind the fine. Besides, what’s important for him is that they got the win after a few weeks of struggling.
The Steelers ended up winning the contest 23-20, with Watt contributing seven combined tackles, three passes defended and one forced fumble. They moved to 3-3 on the standings, having won their last two after losing three straight through Week 2 to 4.
Pittsburgh fans would certainly want to see the same rugged and fierce mentality from Watt when they play the Cleveland Browns in Week 8 after their bye week. Of course, he could try to not overdo it so as to avoid incurring any more fine.