Found November 02, 2012 on
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte has been fined 21,000 by the NFL for striking Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell in the head and neck area when LaFell was defenseless.
Conte made the hit in the Bears' 23-22 victory over Carolina last Sunday. The league announced the fine Friday, and Conte has appealed.
Fined 15,750 were Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour, Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty, Jets linebacker Marcus Dowtin, and Titans rookie defensive tackle Mike Martin.
Dolphins rookie tackle Jonathan Martin was fined 10,000.
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brandon LaFell is listed as doubtful to play this Sunday against the Washington Redskins because of a concussion, according to the team's website. LaFell was unable to practice Friday. "It doesn't (look good for LaFell)," Panthers coach Ron Rivera told Panthers.com on Friday. "We'll see how he is tomorrow, and then we...
Brandon LaFell took a big hit against the Steelers and, according to Panther's head coach Ron Rivera, passed a concussion test on the sideline. If indeed he did pass the sideline testing then it was insufficient because he has been sidelined now, probably for Week 9 at least, with a concussion. If testing wasn't administered this could become a real issue for the Panthers.
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...