San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde told the media on Thursday that he has been fined for his altercation with Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Frostee Rucker this past Sunday. NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted that the fine is for $9,115, putting it on the lower end of the fine scale.
The fight occurred after Antoine Bethea got in a late high hit on quarterback C.J. Beathard. There was a lot of pushing and shoving, and at one point, Rucker shoved Hyde to the ground. Hyde got up and took a swing at Rucker. Both men, and Haason Reddick were ejected from the game.
49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan were both supportive of Hyde after the incident. Shanahan said he loved that Hyde came to his quarterback’s defense. Lynch was on the sideline at the time, and went on the field to offer support and encouragement as Hyde left the field. 49ers Webzone grabbed some of this video footage showing Lynch going up to Hyde.
The exchange between Carlos Hyde and #49ers GM @JohnLynch49ers following the running back's ejection from the game. "Way to defend your QB, @elguapo." pic.twitter.com/BVlqvsMTnS— 49ers Webzone (@49erswebzone) November 9, 2017