It certainly hasn’t been a great week for Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert.
After being suspended for the team’s next four games for violating the league’s PED policy earlier in the week, it was reported on Friday that Gilbert has also been fined $9,115 for his facemask penalty in the team’s Week 11 win against the Tennessee Titans, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Tough week for Marcus Gilbert. Four days after being suspended for four games and forfeiting $1 million in salary the NFL docked him another $9,115 for a facemask penalty against the Titans.
— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) November 24, 2017
Gilbert’s facemask penalty happened during a 3rd down and 5 play from the Titans 8-yard-line with 10:00 left in the first quarter and you can see that replay below. On the play in question, he dragged Titans outside linebacker Derrick Morgan to the ground by his facemask.
Gilbert’s four-game suspension will cost him nearly one million in base pay. Additionally, the veteran tackle stands to lose up to as much as another $766,706 of previously paid signing bonuses that the team must go after due to the nature of his suspension.