This is my first fan post ;). It really seems excessive to me that he was fined $40k for a hit that to me looked incidental and Finnegan and Johnson are only fined $25k for having a fist fight with each other.
From Reeder's Take:
Carolina Panthers strong safety will basically be playing football for free the next couple of weeks.
It’s his second offense of the season, which apparently led to the larger fine. Martin was fined $5,000 for his Week 1 hit on New York Giants tight end Kevin Boss. That hit showed up on a video sent out by the league a few weeks later demonstrating how not to hit opposing players as the league began cracking down on hits to the head.
"Man, can you believe that?" Martin said to a teammate before leaving to head into the team’s training room without further comment.
Martin is making the league’s second-year mininum, which pays him $23,235 per week.
What do you guys think?
Update by Jaxon:
Hat tip top BW Smith for the picture. Looks like a good hit to me.