Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates has been fined for an illegal hit on Tennessee Titans wide receiver Adam Humphries during the Week 8 game at Paul Brown Stadium.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Bates will pay $20,000 for the hit that was not flagged by officials. Humphries suffered a concussion as a result and was forced to leave the game early. He has been ruled out for Tennessee’s Week 9 tilt with the Chicago Bears.
The play occurred during the second quarter. Humphries went up for a catch over the middle of the field and took a blow to his head that should have been flagged for a hit on a defenseless receiver.
Adam Humphries suffered an injury here. Hope he’s okay.pic.twitter.com/7IvkCaYS1q
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The play resulted in an incomplete pass, as Humphries, who also appeared to hit his head on the turf, was unable to hold on. A completion would have put Tennessee in field goal position at the end of the half.
The slot receiver was down on the ground for quite awhile before getting up under his own power and being carted off the field.
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