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Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte was fined $21,000 for making contact to Carolina Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell's head during their game last Sunday. Conte told ESPN Chicago that he thought it was a practical joke. "I didn't think it was real," he said after practice Friday. "I thought it was a prank. Then I realized it wasn't a prank very quickly. It hurts a lot." Since Conte makes about $27,500 per game, the fine cost him nearly a week's pay. He said he will appeal the fine. "I love football so I don't mind (the fine), but I'd like to get paid," he said. "That's a big chunk of money that I make. I think it's kind of unfair to fine a guy that's on his rookie contract that much money, but hopefully they will look at it and get it reduced." The fine was for hitting a defenseless player in the head. Conte was also penalized on the play. "I'm Conte's coach, so I was little surprised ...
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The Bears are sitting at 6-1 and Jay Cutler is playing well. There are still questions about the Bears. Can they protect Cutler? Can Cutler keep his head and play consistent all season? Can the defense continue to get turnovers and score?
If the Bears keep things going in this direction, they may play for the NFC Championship.
Here's a look at Week 9.
I'm glad to be joined for this week's Q&A by Brett Solesky of Bloguin's fine Bears site, Midway Illustrated. Check them out for more Bears coverage, and for my answers to Brett's questions.
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Carolina Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell is inactive against the Washington Redskins, a week after taking a shot to the head.
LaFell is third on the Panthers with 20 catches for 367 yards and a team-leading two touchdown receptions. Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte was fined $21,000 by the NFL for his hit on LaFell.
Louis Murphy is expected to start in LaFell's place against...
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The Chicago Bears travel to Tennessee to take on the (3-5) Titans on Sunday. You may being saying to yourself that this should be another easy win for the Bears this Sunday.
Nothing is easy in this league.
The Titans have been showing signs of life over the past couple of weeks. Specifically running back Chris Johnson.
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The battle between J'Marcus Webb and Kamerion Wimbley likely isn't a make or break match up that will make or break this game for either team. To be honest if I were to sit down and write out keys to the game, this may or may not make the list and I may lean heavily to it not making the list. That being said this may be one of the most important match ups of the season...
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