Steelers LB Bud Dupree Fined $24,309 For Roughing Chiefs QB Alex Smith

It’s a fine Friday in Pittsburgh.

Several Pittsburgh Steelers players were fined this week for illegal acts in Sunday’s road win over the Kansas City Chiefs and outside linebacker Bud Dupree was one of them.

According to Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Dupree was fined $24,309 for his roughing the passer penalty that he incurred during Sunday’s win over the Chiefs in Kansas City.

Dupree’s late hit on Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith happened with 34-seconds remaining in the first half during a second down and 21 play. Dupree hit Smith in his head and neck area just after the quarterback had intentionally grounded the football.

Dupree was also fined last season for hitting Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore in the head and neck area during last year’s AFC Wild Card game. That hit on Moore reportedly cost the linebacker $18,231.

While it’s yet to be reported, Dupree will likely appeal his latest fine.

  • LHW

    Hi hit him in the head, warrants a fine, but man, he tried to wrap him up with all arms. A fine was just dumb.

  • nutty32

    Bud does this semi-frequently. He’s gonna need a talkin’ to.

  • Steve

    These fines are getting costly, Dupree needs to watch himself and not aim for the head/neck area.

  • pittfan

    stupid hit, double the fine. looked like he was trying to eat his head…

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I truly don’t understand why he goes high like that.

  • walter

    If Dupree reached the QB, it must have been pretty late.

  • dany

    Frustration maybe?

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Or he is so excited that he’s getting to the QB that he doesn’t know what to do with his hands.

  • John Pennington

    Maybe these guys will start putting in more time and learn the art of tackling if their wallet keeps getting lighter.

  • ThatGuy

    He put his arms out first on the way down to break their fall and fell gently. That’s pathetic NFL.

  • Brenton deed

    Soft … imagine what Jack Splat would think!

  • Brenton deed

    Had his hands up to deflect any pass?

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Yeah, but you know the qb’s head is an automatic flag Everytime. Sure try to deflect the pass, but you gotta be disciplined in that sense.

  • Brenton deed

    I agree.

  • Axel

    Pathetic, why is he jumping head first into a QB? ……lol…….

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  • Axel

    It was pretty late, 34 seconds left in the half, it took him almost 2 full quarters to get to the QB…………lol

  • MC

    He was clearly jumping to anticipate a pass but he really didn’t hear need to butt his head like that. Fair fine.

  • Shawn Stone

    Go high? Fine! Go low? Fine! Put em in skirts