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Raiders' Gabe Jackson fined for stepping on opponent

Larry Brown Sports logo Larry Brown Sports 10/31/2020 Grey Papke, Larry Brown Sports
a close up of Gabe Jackson: Gabe Jackson's wallet got a little lighter. © Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Gabe Jackson's wallet got a little lighter.

Las Vegas Raiders guard Gabe Jackson received a fine for his actions last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jackson was ejected from the game after he was adjudged to have stepped on the shoulder of a Tampa Bay player. That was followed up with a $12,500 fine, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

This is the play in question:

It’s hard to tell what happened from that angle. Still, the standard fine applied here, suggesting that perhaps the ejection was a bit overzealous.

Jackson’s fine probably won’t go over all that well. That’s especially true when you compare it with this play from Week 7, which looks far worse but got essentially the same punishment.

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