Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle was fined $10,815 for unnecessary roughness against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.
Though he wasn’t penalized for it, Doyle was seen pushing Ravens cornerback Tavon Young’s head after a play was already over. Young retaliated by shoving Doyle and was penalized but not fined.
Colts TE Jack Doyle was fined $10,815 for unnecessary roughness on the fourth-quarter play Monday where Ravens CB Tavon Young was flagged for unnecessary roughness. Doyle pushed Young’s head into the ground and Young retaliated with a shove. Young was not fined.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) October 16, 2021
— Clay Harbor (@clayharbs82) October 12, 2021
Even Ravens safety DeShon Elliott took to Twitter to defend his teammate.
Jack Doyle don’t let me see you again brah, don’t disrespect Tay like that.
— DeShon Elliott (@OfficialShon_4) October 12, 2021
The move was extremely uncharacteristic by Doyle, who is mostly a reserved player. There is a bit of history, though, from the 2020 season when Elliott delivered a cheap shot to Doyle’s helmet that wound up forcing him from the game.
Elliott was fined for the hit on Doyle, who was a defenseless receiver on a throw over the middle.
It isn’t clear if that played a role in Doyle’s head push of Young, but he’ll be slapped with a hefty fine for it.