Report: Defensive Tackle Haloti Ngata Fined


Veteran defender Haloti Ngata has been fined by the NFL for unnecessary roughness during last week's game against the Washington Redskins, according to ProFootballTalk.

Ngata was fined $8,268 after he appeared to kick Washington offensive lineman Shawn Lauvao, who was on the ground after delivering a late hit to Ravens cornerback Dominique Franks.

Ngata told reporters after the game that he was trying to stand up for his teammate after the late hit by Lauvao.

"When I saw Lauvao do that, I kind of was just pissed that he was doing that and just nudged him," Ngata said. "Kind of a heat-of-the-moment thing. That was the only thing. I was just trying to protect my player.

"No disrespect to Shawn because we know each other. It was the heat of the moment, and [I] just was mad that he tried a late hit."

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