The NFL has fined Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt $16,537 for a roughing the passer penalty against Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel.
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt made NFL highlights for coming up with an interception and returning it 80 yards for a touchdown.
However, his impressive game didn’t come without a price. The defensive end was fined for a roughing the passer penalty, which he committed twice. He hit Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel around the knees, and the fine is worth exactly $16,537.
Here is a tweet from NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport releasing the news on Watt’s fine.
#Texans DL JJ Watt was fined precisely $16,537 for roughing the passer
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 3, 2014