Fans across the NFL world begged the refs not to throw a flag during the Chiefs final drive of the fourth quarter in the Super Bowl. An holding call on JuJu Smith-Schuster ended up costing Philly the game, but it turns out that the refs didn’t throw a flag on a different play on the drive when they should’ve.
While Eagles safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson wasn’t flagged for lowering his helmet on Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco in the Super Bowl, he was fined.
Gardner-Johnson received a $14,111 fine for his hard hit because initiated contact with his helmet.
A massive hit stick by Chauncey Gardner-Johnson on Isiah Pacheco. Rocked him.pic.twitter.com/ulzy4HD3i0
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 13, 2023
Gardner-Johnson Took To Twitter To Protest
Gardner-Johnson made it clear that he didn’t agree with the fine.
“Tell me why I got fined from the hit in Super Bowl,” Gardner-Johnson wrote on Twitter.
Tell me why I got fined from the hit in Super Bowl 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— C.J. Gardner-Johnson (@CGJXXIII) February 16, 2023
Gardner-Johnson’s agent told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network that he will appeal the fine.