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Richard Sherman fined for controversial hit on Dan Carpenter

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The Monday Night Football game earlier this week between the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks delved into something resembling anarchy at the end of the first half.

With the Bills ready to kick a field that could've changed the course of the game massively, Richard Sherman jumped offside and blocked the kick, smashing into Bills kicker Dan Carpenter in the process.

Well, that play has cost Sherman, as the Seahawks franchise cornerback was today handed a hefty fine by the National Football League for that hit that some were calling "dirty."

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While Sherman may only have been called for being offside on the play, the NFL ruled the hit he put on Carpenter as unnecessary roughness, according to Pro Football Talk on Twitter earlier today.

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The NFL on ESPN twitter account added to that tweet from ProFootballTalk, adding that the specific amount of the fine was $9,115.

Sherman can't really have any compliments with the play itself - he clearly ran into Carpenter's knee and took him out - but can be unhappy with the way this whole thing has gone down.

After the incident happened, reporters and former officials were absolutely perplexed on social media, coming down hard on Walt Anderson and the game's officiating crew, saying they missed so much, including how the original hit should've been unnecessary roughness.

Sherman himself believed his play was fine, bar the offsides.

"I'm a pro. I've been in this league long enough. I know how hard it is to play. When you go for a block, that's what you do. You go for a block. Even if I was offsides, you still stop the play," he said.

"You're not going to let him just kick the ball freely and let him have a free play. He could have made the decision not to kick the ball. He saw the flag before I did. He has a better vantage point than any of us."

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