Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/11

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 09: Defensive ends Kyle Vanden Bosch #93 and Sean Conover #77 of the Tennessee Titans watches the St. Louis Rams warm-up before a pre-season game at LP Field on August 9, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

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Detroit Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch celebrated his 31st birthday on Thursday by being fined $7,500 by the NFL.

Vanden Bosch was fined for hitting a runner who was already on the field during this past Sunday's game against the NFC North rival Chicago Bears, ESPN reported citing a source.

The Bears posted a 37-13 victory over the Lions on Sunday in a game which featured plenty of contentious moments.

Vanden Bosch has collected 18 tackles and five sacks in nine games this season.

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