A Packers rookie could be punished for shove on SNF
Sunday was an emotional game for the Green Bay Packers. Losers of three straight games, the Packers faced their toughest test of the season on the road against the Buffalo Bills. They let the moment get the best of them. Cornerback Jaire Alexander and Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs had words before and after the game. A Packers rookie also got into the news for shoving a member of the Bills sideline Sunday.
Video of the incident appeared to show linebacker Quay Walker shoving a person on the Bills’ sideline. NBC announcers calling the game said it was a Bills practice squad tight end. Walker was ejected from the contest. Following the game, the Packers head coach Matt LaFleur commented about the shove. Walker was also emotional and apologetic after the game Sunday night.
What disciplinary action the NFL can take
Walker was ejected immediately following the shove. However, that isn’t the only punishment the Packers rookie is facing. According to Ian Rapoport, Walker could be fined:
#Packers LB Quay Walker, who was ejected for a sideline confrontation last night, will be evaluated for a possible fine, not suspension, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2022
That punishment might grab more of Walker’s attention, but he’s already going through plenty of regret Monday. Not long after he left the game, his teammate, linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, was injured and had to leave the game as well. The Packers’ defense missed their linebackers badly, as the team gave up more points in the second quarter. Walker knows that his conduct might have cost the Packers the game and a potential playoff spot later in the season.