SEATTLE - OCTOBER 30: Andre Caldwell #87 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball against the Seattle Seahawks on October 30, 2011 at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
The Bengals have reached $32,500 in fines levied by the NFL after defensive tackle Domata Peko was fined $7,500 and Andre Caldwell was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness in the Bengals' Week 8 matchup in Seattle against the Seahawks.
Peko was fined for ripping the helmet of Seahawks running back Marshawk Lynch off his head in the third-quarter of the Bengals' 34-12 win, for which he was penalized in the game.
Caldwell was fined for striking Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner in the second quarter after a seven-yard run by Andy Dalton. Even though Caldwell was flagged on the play, there was no penalty because of a defensive penalty that caused the two to offset. The league called what Caldwell did, "unnecessarily striking an opponent."