ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso was ejected in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills after being penalized for a late hit on Bills quarterback Josh Allen.
Alonso dove sideways into Allen as the rookie slid at the end of a 9-yard scramble on third-and-9. Alonso's leg hit Allen on his helmet, sparking a scuffle between the two teams.
Bills running back LeSean McCoy ran for a 9-yard touchdown after the play to give the Bills a 28-14 lead.
It appeared that Alonso tried to hold up on this hit, but he is a repeat offender when it comes to hitting sliding quarterbacks.
Alonso, who was fined $9,115 for that hit, later texted Flacco an apology.
In the second quarter of a 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts last month, Alonso got a roughing the passer penalty for hitting a sliding Andrew Luck during a scramble. After that game, Alonso said it was similar to the Flacco hit and he tried to pull back.
"There was nothing I could do," Alonso said. "I fell to him. Right when I felt him slide, I kind of felt like I gave myself up, too. At the end of the day, I don't think there was anything I could do about it. Maybe I can watch the film and see. From that play, I remember feeling like there was nothing I can do."
ESPN's Cameron Wolfe contributed to this report.