DK Metcalf and Marshon Lattimore Fined Heavily By NFL For Mid-Match Brawl During Monday Night Football

Published 10/31/2021, 6:22 AM EDT
Oct 25, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) shoves Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during the second half at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports


Brawls might be the most entertaining point of a football match. While this statement made more sense ten years ago, it still stands solid in principle. During the Monday Night Football clash between Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints, DK Metcalf got into a heated altercation with Marshon Lattimore.

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DK Metcalf and Marshon Lattimore fined heavily for MNF brawl

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Marshon Lattimore isn’t the biggest guy on most football fields. However, when he stood up to DK Metcalf, it looked like a dolphin trying to intimidate a great white shark. But the surprising thing wasn’t Metcalf’s reaction, but the sheer resilience of Lattimore, to come back after being shoved by one of the strongest players in the league.

DK Metcalf is not the regular football player. Seahawks’ star wide receiver is one of the most imposing figures on the field, and he showcased his brilliance with an 84-yard touchdown converted off a Geno Smith throw. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, they couldn’t capitalise on the lead and fell to Jameis Winston’s wizardry.

New Orleans won the game 13-10, but the fight between Metcalf and Lattimore became a talking point much later. But why is that so? Well, maybe the heavy fine imposed by the NFL came into play. The NFL slapped a $10k fine on Lattimore, for allegedly instigating the brawl. For his contribution, Metcalf shelled out almost $7,000.

How will both players respond to the fine?

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While the fine will make a significant dent in both players’ purses, they wouldn’t be too affected by it. Instead, they’d try to move on from the incident and focus on the rest of the season. Metcalf has to focus on bringing Seattle back into the playoff picture. For a team marred with injuries, the Seahawks have great squad depth, but poor performances will ruin their season.

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As for New Orleans Saints, they have a potential Halloween nightmare ahead of them in the form of Tom Brady. With Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the horizon, Jameis Winston and Co have to channel a special power to put them away. The question that remains; do they have what it takes?

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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