GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers rookie safety Jerron McMillian was fined 21,000 by the NFL for a late hit in Sunday's loss to the New York Giants.
But McMillian isn't sure whether the fine was a result of the hit, or because of the way that Giants tight end Martellus Bennett reacted to the hit.
"I guess it's for the well-being of whoever was down, because I guess he was crying and whatnot," McMillian told FOXSportsWisconsin.com on Thursday. "I guess something was wrong with him, but it was a clean hit. I think they more so threw the flag because of his reaction instead of the actual contact."
The play occurred midway through the fourth quarter of New York's 38-10 win over Green Bay. On third down, Giants quarterback Eli Manning misfired on a pass attempt to Bennett in the end zone. A split-second later, McMillian connected on a hit to Bennett, which the referees flagged for unnecessary roughness.
After the game, Bennett told reporters that he was "pissed off," adding, "I wanted to ki...