Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Cody Grimm was fined $7,500 for his hit on Carolina tight end Dante Rosario in last Sunday's 31-16 win over the Panthers.
Grimm was penalized 15 yards following the fourth quarter play for 'launching' into Rosario.
Grimm said he disagreed with the NFL's decision.
"I think he was trying to duck out of my hit,'' Grimm said of Rosario. "And my shoulder caught his head. Literally, it was like a backside dig (route). They said I launched. He started to get down and just dipped right into my shoulder-head combo I guess.
"Whatever. I can't do anything about it now.''