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March 06, 2023

NFL rescinds C.J. Gardner-Johnson's Super Bowl hit fine

C.J. Gardner-Johnson's fine of $14,111 for a hit in the Super Bowl has been rescinded after appealing the decision.

Eagles safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson is primed for a big payday in free agency this offseason. He'll be saving a little bit of money now, too. After initially being fined for a hit in Super Bowl LVII on Kansas City running back Isiah Pacheco, that fine of $14,111 has been rescinded:

Here's video of Gardner-Johnson's hit, which was not ruled a penalty on the field:

While Gardner-Johnson did not hit Pacheco in the helmet, he definitely did lower his head. While it's not something I would call dirty, I understand him originally being fined because he clearly lowered his head for the hit. 

As mentioned above, Gardner-Johnson is in line for a hefty new contract. The Eagles have until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday to place the franchise tag on him if the two parties cannot reach a long-term dead or else Gardner-Johnson will hit the open market. 

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