Cowboys reserve linebacker Cameron Lawrence has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for his blindside block on the Redskins’ David Amerson on Dwayne Harris’ 90-yard kickoff run last week, his first ever regular season game action. The hit didn’t draw a flag, but upon further review, the NFL apparently decided he crossed that invisible line when he went helmet-to-helmet with the Washington corner.
Amerson sustained a concussion on the play.
Lawrence will reportedly appeal the fine.
Meanwhile, safety Barry Church has yet to receive a letter from Roger Goodell and co. for a pair of (pretty questionable) unnecessary roughness penalties on Robert Griffin III but he remains a bit miffed by the flags, the first of which came when Griffin was scrambling up the sidelines. He began to step out of bounds just as Church arrived, and Church was penalized for hitting the Redskins quarterback late.
"I definitely thought it was a gray area," Church said, per ESPN Dallas. “I felt like he was still in bounds on one but they made the call and I've just got to live with it ... From now on I'll probably just try to assist the quarterback out of bounds, just usher him out of bounds instead of putting my hands on him."
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