Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was fined $35,000 by the NFL on Wednesday for an incident involving Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper during Sunday's game at O.co Coliseum.
Jones ripped Cooper's helmet off and slammed the rookie's unprotected head against the helmet.
He was flagged for the act, but was not ejected from the game.
An NFL spokesman told CSNBayArea.com on Monday that Jones would not be suspended by the league.
Cooper didn't think much of the incident -- he emerged from it unharmed -- but most others objected to Jones' actions.
Jones has remained militant about his part in the incident, calling it aggressive football. He told reporters at the Bengals' Wednesday practice that he would appeal a fine levied for "hitting a defenseless player."
"I can't promise it won't happen again," Jones said, via Jermey Rauch from FOX 19 in Cincinnati.
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio voiced displeasure with Jones and the fact he wasn't ejected, and said the Raiders would raise that concern with the league this week.
“It was clearly way over the line,” Del Rio said. “I understand now why our offensive linemen went down there and took issue with it. I respect that. I really don’t understand how that was missed and we’ll certainly report that and inquire as to how something like that could be missed.
"There seemed to be enough eyes on the situation. It was right there at the end of the play and clearly a part of the end of the play. ‘Coop’ just did a great job blocking. I think the guy got frustrated because ‘Coop’ did a great job blocking downfield.
"So [it’s] unfortunate to see that kind of thing go on in our game and hopefully the right thing is done here.”
Jones addressed his fine in an Instagram video Wednesday afternoon.
"It's all good," Jones said. "Racks on racks on racks."