LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather knows he's probably going to get fined by the NFL after being flagged for two helmet-to-helmet hits against the Chicago Bears.
After the Bears' 45-41 win on Sunday, Meriweather walked among the defensive teammates in the locker room with some cash in his hand and jokingly asked: "Anybody else want to chip in on my dinner? I can't afford it right now."
Meriweather led with his helmet on Alshon Jeffery in the third quarter and Brandon Marshall in the fourth quarter. He's already been fined $42,000 this season for a helmet-first hit and suffered a concussion on another one — both against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2.
"I talked to them about my last fine and they told me 'you know, go lower' — and I did that, and I still got flagged for it," Meriweather said. "So, I mean, I really don't know."
As a repeat offender, Meriweather faces a possible suspension from the league.
"I feel like every hit that I took (today) was a legit hit," he said. "I wasn't trying to be dirty. I wasn't trying to hurt nobody. I didn't lead with my, didn't launch with my head. I used my shoulder like they told me to do."