Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews was fined $15,000 for a hit on San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the teams' season opener.
According to the NFL, Matthews was fined ''for striking an opponent late.''
Matthews drew a personal-foul penalty in the 49ers' 34-28 win Sunday after he tackled Kaepernick out of bounds deep in Green Bay territory during the second quarter.
A fracas between players from both teams followed on the sideline when Matthews and 49ers left tackle Joe Staley began pushing and shoving.
Staley received an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty. That offset the late-hit call against Matthews, resulting in a replay of third down at the Packers' 10-yard line.
Kaepernick then connected with Anquan Boldin for a 10-yard touchdown pass to put the 49ers ahead 14-7.
The announcement of the fine came Friday afternoon after the Packers completed their post-practice obligations with the media.
When he spoke with reporters Thursday, Matthews wouldn't comment on sp...