Now he is being asked to return some of his own paycheck.
Bennett has been fined $17,363 for striking Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in the head and neck area during last week's preseason game, a league source confirmed. USA Today first reported the fine.
The hit occurred on the Chiefs' first offensive play from scrimmage, and Bennett was flagged for a roughing the passer penalty.
Bennett will have the opportunity to appeal the fine.