Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 05: Defensive end Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings pumps up the crowd during the Monday Night Football game against the Green Bay Packers on October 5, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was fined $21,000 by the NFL for his hit on Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. As a result of Allen's blindside hit on Sunday, Louis tore his anterior-cruciate ligament and was placed on injured reserve Monday. The hit occurred after Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield intercepted a pass. Louis was turning toward Winfield to make a tackle when he was hit by Allen, who was attempting to block. Allen later said he thought it was a legal hit. Louis has started all 11 games this season. Allen was not suspended, so he will play in the Vikings' next game.
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