The Dallas Cowboys have fined an unnamed player $5.5 million for violating a league policy prohibiting contact between teammates and helmets during an off-field altercation.
Per the league’s collective bargaining agreement, “a player is prohibited from making contact with the player(s) or teammates of another during the course of play.”
The Cowboys’ punishment stems from a June 3 incident when defensive tackle DeMarcus Ware was ejected from a game between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks after he struck a teammate with his backhand during a defensive stand.
Ware was subsequently fined $2.547 million by the NFL and his contract was terminated.
The Cowboys have also fined defensive end Jason Hatcher $1 million and linebacker Mychal Kendricks $1.5, according to the NFL’s collective agreement.