In the third quarter of the Rams’ 34-11 wild-card win over Arizona, Aaron Donald appeared to reach for Arizona lineman D.J. Humphries neck while players from both teams, and the referees, tried to separate the scuffle.
Donald also appeared to throw a punch at Humphries, whose helmet already had been ripped off by Donald.
Per the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Donald was fined upwards of $10,000 for the skirmish.
“Rams DT Aaron Donald was fined $10,815 for unnecessary roughness, roughhousing with Cardinals OT DJ Humphries after a play Monday night,” RapSheet reported. Adding, “Humphries was not fined.”
Fans on Twitter have accused Donald of deliberately trying to choke Humphries and are calling for the NFL to suspend the Pro Bowl defender with the Rams playing the Buccaneers in the Divisional Round on Sunday.
It does not appear that will happen.
The three-time Defensive Player of the Year was otherwise dominant on his home field at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Donald led the Rams with four quarterback pressures in the victory.