Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was not fined by the National Football League for his unnecessary roughness penalty on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, the league office confirmed to Mac's Football Blog on Friday.
Late in the first quarter of the Browns' 6-3 win, the Browns faced a 3rd-and-5 from the Seahawks' 42-yard line. Chancellor blitzed off the edge and sacked McCoy for a 10-yard loss. Referee Mike Carey threw a flag, ruling that Chancellor had led with his helmet when sacking McCoy, drawing a 15-yard penalty and an automatic first down even though Chancellor's helmet never made direct contact with McCoy's back.
The Browns gained six yards on the following three plays before Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant blocked a 48-yard field goal attempt by Browns kicker Phil Dawson to keep the game scoreless early in the second quarter.
Chancellor was credited with a quarterback sack, his first of the season and second in his career.
Bryant was fined $15,000 for his head-butt on Browns tight end Alex Smith in the fourth quarter.