D.J. Hayden

Panthers' Davis fined $48K for hit on Bucs' Humphries

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis was fined $48,620 by the NFL on Friday for his hit Sunday on Tampa Bay wide receiver Adam Humphries.

Davis, the league's Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2014, posted on Instagram that he was unhappy with the fine and insisted the hit was legal. He was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play, which was deemed a helmet-to-helmet hit.

"As a 13yr vet that honestly tries to play the game of football the way it's supposed to be played," Davis wrote, "I can't imagine that this freakin' tackle would cost me $48,620! Not a single part of this play was dirty! I love playing this game but if this was illegal then it's...