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TJ Watt fined $20,000 for hit on Falcons' Matt Ryan

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 07: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons fumbles the ball as he is hit by T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter during the game at Heinz Field on October 7, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

TJ Watt, brother of Houston's beloved defensive end JJ Watt, was fined $20,000 for a hit against the Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan last week. 

ESPN reports that the league fined TJ Watt, an outside linebacker, for '"forcibly hitting in the knee area or below" in the Steelers' 41-17 win over the Falcons."

TJ Watt said he would appeal the fine.

 

 

Editor's note: A previous version of this story erroneously reported that Ryan plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers.