Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth called some of the Oakland Raiders ''cowards'' for hitting him during an on-field skirmish.
Whitworth said on Wednesday that he hadn't yet received a fine from the NFL. He expects a significant one later in the week. Whitworth and Raiders linemen Lamarr Houston and Tommy Kelly were ejected in the fourth quarter of Cincinnati's 34-10 win on Sunday.
Whitworth hopes that veterans on the Raiders correct teammates who hit him and gouged his eyes during the scrum.
''I'd hope there would be guys on their team that would address that, but it is what it is,'' Whitworth said. ''You've got guys that want to make names for themselves and can't, and then they get frustrated. It's their opportunity to do something they feel and be tough, but that ain't tough. Face-to-face is tough.
''Most of those guys, they are what they are - they're cowards. And if they really wanted to...