Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/4/13

ST. LOUIS - JANUARY 3: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers makes a catch during the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on January 3, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers beat the Rams 28-6. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree and running back Frank Gore threw the ball into the stands after scoring touchdowns on Sunday, but giving fans a souvenir was an expensive move. The NFL has fined Crabtree and Gore $10,500 each for throwing the ball into the stands. Players are allowed to hand the ball to a fan in the first or second row if they can do so without causing a problem, but they cannot throw the ball into the stands. Also 49ers outside linebackerAldon Smith, who was penalized, for unnecessary roughness on Sunday, was not fined.
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