Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/14/14
It wasn’t quite Dashon Goldson money, but Brandon Meriweather will be paying up for his own headshot. Meriweather was fined $42,000 on Wednesday for leading with his helmet during Washington’s loss to the Packers on Sunday, according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer. The Redskins’ safety delivered blows to the heads of Packers running backs Eddie Lacy, forcing him to leave the game with a concussion, and James Starks, a hit that caused Meriweather to leave with a concussion, in consecutive quarters on Sunday. It’s still unclear which hit warranted the fine, but it’s fairly safe to assume the blow to Lacy (see: right) was what did him in. The former Patriots and Bears safety is a repeat offender of the NFL’s helmet-to-helmet and defenseless receiver policies, incurring almost $100,000 in fines during his first five seasons. Wednesday’s fine pushes him up over the $100K threshold for his career. Considering his status as a repeat offender, and the fact that he had dirty hits in consecutive quarters, it’s surprising that the NFL didn’t even consider a suspension for Meriweather. Goldson was originally suspended one game earlier this week for leading with his helmet in back-to-back weeks, but the suspension was overturned on Wednesday and he was hit with $100,000 fine instead. Like Goldson, though, Meriweather may want to be on high alert, as another offense of the sort could see him sitting out one game and losing a game check, which would mean another $75,000 or so out of his pocket. Have a question for Luke Hughes? Send it to him via Twitter at @LukeFHughes or send it here. Filed under: Headlines, Luke Hughes, NFL

Peyton Manning sets NFL touchdown passing record

Report: CJ Spiller suffers broken collarbone

DeMarco Murray sets record with another 100-yard game

Report: Things got 'ugly' in Bears' locker room after loss

Rams beat Seahawks thanks to gutsy fake punt call

Brian Kelly unloads on officials for pass interference call


Redskins bench Kirk Cousins for Colt McCoy

Brett Favre: I got calls about playing last season

Joseph Randle partners with underwear company after arrest

Report: Seahawks asked about Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron

Florida fans chant for Will Muschamp to be fired

Gennady Golovkin scores second-round knockout win

Video: Alec Burks breaks Kobe Bryant's ankles

WATCH: Sean Payton has tense exchange with reporter

Darnell Dockett mocks Raiders fans with whiteboard

WATCH: Tony Romo nearly runs over Alex Rodriguez

WATCH: Prince Amukamara pulls Dwayne Harris' hair

What was the meaning behind Doug Baldwin's TD celebration?

Luke Kuechly ejected after questionable call

WATCH: Giovanni Bernard gets leveled by Vontae Davis

WATCH: Rams run awesome trick play for punt return TD

Kyle Orton shaves his epic mustache

Florida State beats Notre Dame 31-27 in thriller

LenDale White goes off on USC AD after being escorted out

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Report: Marshall calls out Jay Cutler

Darnell Dockett mocks Raiders fans

Brian Kelly unloads on officials

WATCH: Rams run punt return trick play for TD

Joseph Randle now an underwear spokesman?

Ex-Trojans RB escorted out after USC game

FSU tops Notre Dame in thriller

Fans chant for Muschamp's head

Popovich zings Suns owner

Golden Tate reacts to Percy Harvin trade

N.J. gov signs sports betting bill into law

WATCH: Tulane QB Nick Montana spikes ball on 4th down

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.