Chargers Melvin Ingram receives fine for hit on Saints Drew Brees


October 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) is pressured by San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) during their game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook – US PRESSWIRE

Last Sunday New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a memorable game for sure.  Not only breaking Johnny Unitas consecutive passing touchdown record,  but for a hit he sustained from linebacker Melvin Ingram.

Brees was dropping back on a play deep in their territory when Ingram came through the middle of the offensive line and delivered a shot that caused him to under throw a pass that was intercepted and ran back for a touchdown.

However, the interception was called back due to a roughing the passer call on Ingram who led with his helmet when he hit Brees.  On the sidelines, Brees was looked at and was shown joking on “Inside the NFL” cameras and microphones that it was “just a flesh wound.”

The league didn’t think it was a joke and Ingram was given a fine for $15,750.  This was the first for Ingram who was drafted just recently in the first round with the 18th overall pick by the San Diego Chargers.