The NFL announced Tuesday that appeals officers Derrick Brooks and James Thrash reduced the discipline to a fine of $50,000 for Gregory and a fine of $12,000 for Aboushi.
The incident occurred as the teams gathered in the middle of the field after the game. Gregory and Aboushi first exchanged words before Gregory punched Aboushi in the helmet. Aboushi then punched him back. The pair were quickly separated.
In letters sent to the players on Monday, NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan said, “as you were walking toward a group of teammates, coaches, and media, you both stopped and swung at each other’s head and/or neck. Your aggressive conduct could have caused serious injury and clearly does not reflect the high standards of sportsmanship expected of a professional.”