Arians fined $50K for smacking player over helmet
The NFL fined Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians $50,000 for striking his own player over the helmet during Sunday's game versus the Philadelphia Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
"I'll appeal it," Arians said Wednesday, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic. "It ain't got nothing to do with the game, so we're good."
Andrew Adams caught the ire of his coach, who was trying to prevent the safety from taking a penalty after the Eagles' muffed punt resulted in a pileup.
Arians said Monday he didn't regret his actions.
"No, and I've seen enough dumb," he told reporters, according to Mike Florio of NBC Sports. "You can't pull guys out of a pile. We just got a big play, great field position and he's trying to pull a guy out of a pile. And I was trying to knock him off that guy so he didn't get a penalty."
The Buccaneers dispatched the Eagles with ease to set up a divisional-round matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.