Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt was fined by the NFL for his taunting violation in the team’s Week 13 game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Watt will be fined $10,300. Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey was also fined for taunting, according to Pelissero.
Watt was flagged for taunting in the first half of the game against the Ravens. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he did not seek an explanation about the call.
“I don’t know what he did. I just accepted the penalty and moved on, and so did T.J. and the rest of our group,” he said.
Watt is the first Steelers player to be fined for taunting this season. The NFL has undergone a significant crackdown on taunting this year. Tomlin, a member of the NFL’s competition committee, has supported the crackdown, citing NFL players’ status as role models for youth as a reason for an increased emphasis on sportsmanship.