Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was fined $20,000 for his unnecessary roughness penalty in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 22-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens, a league spokesman confirmed on Friday.
With 6:45 to play in the fourth quarter, Chancellor was penalized after breaking up a pass down the left seam intended for Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin. According to the league office, Chancellor was fined for making helmet-to-helmet contact on a defenseless receiver.
Chancellor sustained a head injury on the play and sat out the rest of the game. Chancellor has participated fully in this week's practices and indicated on Twitter that he's been cleared to play this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.
A 2010 fifth-round pick out of Virginia Tech, Chancellor is earning a $450,000 base salary, which is comprised of 17 game checks worth $26,471 in pretax income. Unless reduced on appeal, the $20,000 fine essentially means he played for free on Sunday.