Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Fined $9,115 For Facemask Penalty Against Titans

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.

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.

  • Shawn Stone

    Its a facemask penalty. Not a flagrant foul. NFL you suck.

  • johnnypudding

    Since when do simple face mask penalties result in a fine? If this is one, then all face mask calls get fined? Whaaaa?

  • William Weaver

    We are going to have to start a gofundme for poor Marcus. Rough week.

  • Nolrog

    Not a good week to be Gilbert.

  • treeher

    There’s different levels of facemask violations. Accidental, for example. Immediate release. On this one, he pulled down the defender by the mask, the most flagrant example.

  • PittShawnC

    Maybe it was a result of Gilbert’s facemask (being pulled threw off his balance?), but that sure looked like a trip attempt the way Morgan throws his L leg out towards Ben. Looked more obvious from the non Skycam view.

    However, as I am the only person on Earth who has acknowledged it, prob nothing there and I’m delusional lol.

    (Could have been offsetting penalties on the play?)

  • Jim McCarley

    Next week the NFL will fine Pouncey for a flagrant holding…..

  • 95hoosier

    Give me a break. Stuff happens. This league is starting to remind me of a suburban police department that sets up speed traps to raise revenue.

  • EdJHJr

    The deliberate leg whip was worse then the facemask