Strong safety Yeremiah Bell admittedly expected bad news from the NFL this week. Nobody thought anything about Marc Colombo getting the news instead.
But that is precisely what happened Friday when Bell was not fined by the NFL, but the Miami offensive right tackle was fined $7,500 for hitting an opponent late and getting an unnecessary roughness penalty agains the Chiefs last Sunday.
Bell finished Sunday's victory over Kansas City with a trio of penalties -- a personal foul for a hit along the sideline, an unnecessary roughness for a hit out of bounds and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for some post play chippiness with a Kansas City player.
The number of flags and the hit would almost certainly translate to a fine, Bell thought.
Bell thought wrong. The NFL tells me Bell has not been fined.
Colombo, meanwhile, plowed into his opponent late after a running play. Yes, it drew a flag and drew the fine today.