Brutal tackle costs Rolando McClain $5,000
Posted by Michael David Smith on September 24, 2010 7:08 PM ET
Raiders rookie linebacker Rolando McClain picked up Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola on Sunday and slammed him into the infield dirt at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
As a result, he's been fined $5,000.
On first viewing I referred to the tackle as a body slam, but watching the video again I'd have to say it was really more of a belly-to-back suplex. Either way, it was a move seen more often in a WWE ring than a football field, and it's actually a little surprising that McClain wasn't fined more than $5,000.
McClain's 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty helped to set up a Rams touchdown.