Panthers safety Eric Reid, who was drug tested for the seventh time immediately following Monday night’s loss to the Saints, was also fined for a “late hit” during that game. He tweeted about the over $20k fine saying he was “adding it to the file”
Adding it to the file…
1) Legal play (even if it wasn’t, there’s minimal contact)
2) Was not flagged by officials
3) $20,054 fine from the league office
— Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) December 21, 2018
The hit is a little late, but there wasn’t much contact and there wasn’t even a flag thrown on the play. This hit isn’t anywhere close to a hit worthy of a $20k fine. Reid should definitely add this to his file.