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NFL Announces Punishment For Player's Dirty Hit On QB Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns tells to the crowd to be quiet after the Browns scored a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 30, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The NFL has announced punishment for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers player who had a dirty hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield last weekend.

While the play was not called a flag on the field, the NFL has looked at it and decided it was worth punishing.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport announced the news.

"Bucs S Jordan Whitehead was fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness, a helmet-to-helmet hit on #Browns QB Baker Mayfield that was unflagged," he announced.

This was the play:

Mayfield and the Browns are set to play in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. E.T. on CBS.