Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was ejected from his team's opening game of the season against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night for unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct.
This was the first time Donald had been ejected from a game since he was drafted by the NFC West side in the first round of the 2014 draft, and it was probably the most disgusting part of the game earlier this week at Levi's Stadium, despite the Rams being shut out by the 49ers by a score of 28-0.
According to NFL.com via NFL Network's Ian Rapoport: "Donald was fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness and $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct" totaling $21,269 in fines for his actions in week one.
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With the 25-year-old set to make $1.34 million in base salary this season, according to Spotrac, the fine accommodates to a fourth of the paycheck he would take home before taxes.
Donald is a talented part of the Rams' defense, as after being in the league for two seasons, he has accumulated 120 tackles, 20 sacks, and two forced fumbles, earning himself two Pro Bowl selections, as well as an All-Pro selection in 2015.
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Ultimately, the Rams as a whole were disappointing and it wasn't just the actions of their defensive tackle that affected the game, but they could have done without the 15-yard penalty he caused and the loss of his services for the rest of play.
Hopefully, he will be cooler and collective in the Rams' next game this weekend, which is against another divisional rival and one of the best teams in the league, the Seattle Seahawks.