Originally posted on Inside The Panthers  |  Last updated 11/18/11
The chippiness that upset Panthers coach Ron Rivera at the end of last week's 30-3 loss to Tennessee has resulted in a number of fines, including three levied against his players. Panthers offensive tackles Jordan Gross and Byron Bell and defensive end Charles Johnson each were fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness, according to the league office. Bell was fined for grabbing the facemask of a Titans' defensive player who had beaten Bell around the edge. Gross and Johnson were docked for hitting an opponent in the face. Gross' hit was in retaliation to Titans defensive end William Hayes knocking Panthers center Ryan Kalil down from behind. Johnson shoved Tennessee offensive tackle David Stewart in the facemask after an incomplete third-down pass, drawing a flag that gave the Titans a first down. Tennessee safety Michael Griffin was fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness for striking an opponent late and in the head area with his helmet. --Joseph Person  
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