On Monday, Treggs tweeted that he received a $25,000 fine for the block. The tweet has since been deleted, but here’s what he originally said:
I made league minimum last year and I just got fined 25K. I'm starting a gofundme to pay it.
Treggs’ tweet didn’t go over well with everyone. A number of people complained that his fine was nothing to a player who made $450,000 last year.
The player who Treggs got fined for hitting also took umbrage with the receiver’s tweet.
Yo broke ass shouldn't play dirty then https://t.co/WPmkTQyHFk— Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) August 21, 2017
Treggs didn’t reply to Randall directly but he did send out the following messages in defense of himself.
As an undrafted guy fighting for a roster spot, you're always trying to stand out on film. A lot of y'all don't understand that.— Trigga Jones (@BryceTreggs) August 21, 2017
My assignment was a force block on that play and I was trying to put a physical play on film. Nothing dirty about trying to earn a job.— Trigga Jones (@BryceTreggs) August 21, 2017
Treggs also retweeted his own tweet from right after the Eagles-Packers game where he said he was praying for Randall.
The feeling here is that it doesn’t seem like there was any malicious intent on Treggs’ behalf. It was just a big hit that didn’t look safe and resulted in an unfortunate injury.
Randall is still going through the league’s mandatory concussion protocol.