Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks fined for roughing-the-passer penalty against Colts

Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks has been fined $16,537 by the NFL for roughing the passer during last week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a league source.

The play in question occurred in the first quarter of the game. Saints defensive end Cameron Luck nearly sacked Andrew Luck on the play, but Luck stepped out of it and was grabbed by Hicks. Hicks then wrapped his arm around Luck’s neck and slammed him to the turf.

Hick’s fine comes in at the maximum amount allowed under the league’s fine schedule.