Posted September 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $31,000 by the NFL on Friday for two unnecessary roughness violations. Burfict had hit defenseless Packers receiver James Jones in the head and neck area, which cost him $21,000, and then struck Green Bay tight end Ryan Taylor, costing him $10,000. Bengals teammate George Iloka was fined $15,000 for unnecessary roughness when he struck a defenseless player, tight end Jermichael Finley, in the head and neck area. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown received $15,750 in fines for two unnecessary roughness violations: $7,875 for a late hit on Bears safety Chris Conte, and $7,875 for a face mask on Sherrick McManis. Titans linebacker Moise Fokou was docked $7,875 for unnecessary roughness for a face mask violation. The NFL also fined Panthers quarterback Cam Newton $10,000 for wearing clips on his helmet visor featuring the Under Armour logo. Although the clips that attach Newton's clear visor to the helmet are small and ...
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