SANTA CLARA -- Packers linebacker Clay Matthews drew a $15,000 fine for Sunday's out-of-bounds hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the league announced Friday.
Trumping Matthews' fine were the combined amount docked to two 49ers: Ahmad Brooks' $12,750 for a roughing-the-passer penalty and Anquan Boldin's $7,875 for a late hit on Jarrett Bush.
Brooks' penalty occurred 1:24 before halftime and it enhanced a game-tying touchdown drive by the Packers. Boldin wasn't penalized during the game for his third-quarter hit on Bush.
Matthews' second-quarter tackle of Kaepernick sparked a sideline scrum, and apparently no fines came from that melee.
Television replays indicated that Matthews struck 49ers left tackle Joe Staley twice in the head during the post-tackle melee. Those swings by Matthews were described as one punch and one slap by 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, who on Monday mocked Matthews' slap and suggested that he "come with some knuckles" next time for his "tough guy" image.
Matthews' verbal counterpunch Thursday: "I'm an awesome player. I'm not a dirty player."
The 49ers, who prevailed 34-28 in that season opener, visit the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night in a highly anticipated NFC West matchup.