Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase Fined for Unsportsmanlike Conduct vs. Steelers
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase was fined twice for unsportsmanlike conduct during the Bengals’ loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The two fines were for a total of $23,870. It’s not clear for which exact plays Chase was fined. He was captured by a photographer giving two middle fingers to Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick during the game.
Great photo from @emchinn of Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase expressing his displeasure with Steelers S Minkah Fitzpatrick (h/t @aarondoster) pic.twitter.com/sfPnPy7VoN
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) September 13, 2022
Fitzpatrick got into it with several Bengals players throughout the game and was twice flagged for unnecessary roughness during the game.
Chase was one of a number of players fined for unsportsmanlike conduct in the first week of the season, along with Stefan Diggs and Jamal Adams. No Steelers were reported to have received a fine after Week 1.
The Steelers beat the Bengals, 23-20 on a Chris Boswell field goal at the end of overtime.