Just wanted to pop in with a quick note, but one I think most Panthers fans will cheer about. Per ESPNs Adam Schefter on Twitter The Saints Roman Harper has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for his late hit on Steve Smith in Sundays game.
For those who might have missed it. Smith made an amazing catch leaping over defensive back Jabari Greer in the first quarter and, after shoving Greer off with a straight-arm, proceeded to run in for a touchdown. Well after he had crossed the goal line, Harper came in from across the field to tackle Smith.
Showing restraint, Smith shrugged off the late hit and celebrated his touchdown. But the rest of the Panthers took some offense and a tussle ensued in the end-zone. The only penalty called on the play though was for Harper’s late hit.