Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shane Ray and Oakland Raiders guard Gabe Jackson were punished Friday for their role during a Week 12 brawl.
Jackson was ejected during that game for making contact with an official and has been fined just over $30,000, while Ray was fined just over $12,000 for his role in the altercation, via The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala.
Many more fines could have been issued to other players for their role in that altercation. When Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib started fighting early in the first quarter, there were several players on both sides pushing, shoving and throwing punches.
The NFL suspended Crabtree and Talib for two games, but both suspensions were reduced to one game.
While the fight was entertaining, it could cost the Raiders on Sunday against the New York Giants. The Raiders will be without their top two wide receivers. Amari Cooper took a scary shot to the head from Broncos safety Darian Stewart and was not able to return to the game.
Stewart was fined just over $24,000 for the hit that drew a penalty.
Fortunately for the Raiders, the Giants have their own problems, and have decided to give some other quarterbacks besides Eli Manning an opportunity behind center.