Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan said Wednesday that the NFL has fined him $30,000 following his ejection from Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
Lewan was ejected on the Titans’ second offensive series in Tennessee’s 47-25 victory after Green Bay’s Letroy Guion jumped offsides and knocked Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota to the ground. Lewan took exception, and in the process of trying to get at Guion, was held back by one of the game officials. Lewan pushed back judge Brad Freeman’s hand away from him, causing a 15-yard penalty and an automatic ejection that came with it.
Lewan said he was not surprised by the league’s decision. Nonetheless, he plans to appeal it.
“I expected it to be around that much. Anytime you get ejected from a game, that’s usually their go-to right there,” Lewan told TitanInsider.com.
Asked about going before the league on an appeal of the fine, he said, “Absolutely.”
The Titans left tackle did manage to maintain his sense of humor about the fine from the league, however.
“I’m going to start a Go Fund Me thing online,” he joked.
Earlier this season, Lewan was hit with a 15-yard penalty late in a game against the Oakland Raiders and confronted an official after the game about the infraction, but was not fined by the league in that incident.