GREEN BAY, Wis. – Ty Montgomery got the Richard Sherman treatment from the NFL.
The Green Bay Packers receiver/running back was fined $9,115 for roughing Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee in last Sunday’s game Lambeau Field. That’s the same fine that Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback, drew for his controversial hit on Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter on Monday night.
Unlike Sherman’s hit that came on a field goal attempt, Montgomery was flagged for a penalty on his play.
It happened early in the fourth quarter, when Montgomery made a diving attempt to block a McAfee punt. On the same play, Colts long-snapper Matt Overton was called for holding on Packers linebacker Blake Martinez. The penalties offset and resulted in a re-kick.
“We always talk about not leaving your feet,” Packers special teams coach Ron Zook said of Montgomery’s penalty. “I think we dodged a bullet there for one thing but the guy actually pushed him a little bit, as well. I’m just glad they made the call – and they should have made the call – when they got [Overton] on Martinez for holding on him.”
Montgomery has already had one partially blocked punt this season. He deflected a Vikings punt in Week 2 that went just 3 yards and helped set up a touchdown. He also blocked a punt in the preseason.
Montgomery is the sixth known fine for a Packers player this season. The others were: Randall Cobb ($9,115 for a facemask in Week 2), Mike Daniels ($18,231 for roughing the passer in Week 2), Nick Perry ( $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct in Week 3), Clay Matthews ($18,123 for a helmet hit in Week 7 and $36,464 for roughing the passer in Week 8).