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NFL Hands Out Fines All Around
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Posted Nov 15, 2013
The NFL handed down fines of over $20,000 each to William Moore and Philip Wheeler for illegal hits in games last weekend.
Falcons' Moore, Dolphins' Wheeler fined $20K-plus
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta safety
and Miami linebacker
were each fined more than $20,000 by the NFL on Friday for illegal hits during games last weekend.
Moore was docked $22,050 for hitting
in the head and neck area, a blow that drew a penalty in the Falcons' loss last Sunday. It was the fourth time this season that Moore had been fined.
Wheeler was fined $21,000 for his hit in the head and neck area of Tampa Bay quarterback
last Monday night. Dolphins teammate and starting center
was docked $7,875 for punching the helmet of Buccaneers defensive lineman
, which drew an unnecessary roughness penalty.
was docked $7,875 for grabbing the facemask of Carolina's
while he was being sacked, a rare fine for a quarterback.
Detroit defensive linemen
were both fined $15,750 for hits on Chicago quarterback
. Fairley threw McCown to the turf after the quarterback released the ball, drawing a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty. Young was fined for a helmet-to-helmet hit on McCown.
Cincinnati defensive end
was fined $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle on his sack of Baltimore's
. Bengals safety
was docked $7,875 for a facemask penalty.
, Green Bay linebacker
and Seattle defensive end
were also fined for rough hits on quarterbacks, each docked $15,750.
was fined $10,000 for a hit to the helmet of Green Bay quarterback
St. Louis cornerback
was fined $7,875 for making a throat-slashing gesture during the Rams' victory over Indianapolis.
Also docked $7,875 by the league were: Chicago's Charles Tillman (facemask), Green Bay's
(facemask), Tampa Bay's
(late hit) and New Orleans'
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