Ja'Marr Chase, a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, received two fines for the way he treated Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick on Sunday.

Chase was penalised $13,261 and $10,609 for two different incidences of unsportsmanlike behaviour.

One was for his now-viral flip of the birds in the direction of safety after a low strike. The other was for a penalty for unsportsmanlike behaviour toward the game's conclusion.

Fitzpatrick was called for unnecessary roughness during the game, but the league did not impose a fine on the veteran.

When the second-year athlete was questioned on Wednesday about whether he had received notice from the NFL regarding a fine, the paperwork hadn't yet arrived, leading Chase to believe he was out of trouble.

For NFL players, $23,000 for two fines isn't too bad, but it should be emphasised that Chase is only earning $825,000 this season in weekly game checks.

At least Chase has Chad Johnson's backing, who has a lot of relevant experience.

Bengals choose Chase fifth overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Chase set rookie records for receiving yards in a season and a game while making his way to the Super Bowl LVI. He was also voted the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and a second-team All-Pro.

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