Found November 28, 2012 on
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Robert Griffin III
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jared Allen said he didn't mean any harm when he blocked Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis and knocked him out of the game last Sunday, but the league took issue with the hit anyway, fining the Minnesota Vikings defensive end 21,000.
A league source confirmed Allen was fined for the block, which occurred early in the third quarter of Minnesota's 28-10 loss at Chicago. Following an interception, Allen hit an unsuspecting Louis hard, leaving his feet and burying his shoulder into Louis' shoulder and head and knocking Louis to the ground.
On Monday, the Bears put Louis on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.
Allen wasn't penalized on the play and said after Sunday's game that he had no ill intent on the hit.
"I thought it was a legal hit," Allen told reporters after the game. "He's running to make a tackle, so I just went to block him. I never intentionally try to hurt anybody. I turned around, he was running to mak...
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Jared Allen remains apologetic for a hit that ended Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis's season last weekend, though he insists the play that drew a $21,000 fine was not dirty.
The Minnesota Vikings defensive end says he is still considering his options on appealing the fine. He was punished on Wednesday for leaving his feet to block Louis during an interception by Antoine Winfield...
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...
Jared Allen has gone three straight games without a sack as opponents find ways to deal with the Vikings’ pass rush.
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has been fined $21,000 for a hit on Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis on Sunday.
A person with knowledge of the fine tells The Associated Press that it was levied Wednesday, three days after he knocked Louis out for the season with a hit that injured Louis' left knee. The person requested anonymity because the league has not announced...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen told reporters after Sunday's loss at Chicago that he never meant any harm to Bears guard Lance Louis on a vicious hit, but Louis is now out for the season as a result.
Following an interception by cornerback Antoine Winfield early in the third quarter of Chicago's 28-10 win, Allen found Louis closing in on...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. After being levied a hefty fine for his blindside hit on Sunday, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen again said he didn't try to injury Chicago Bears lineman Lance Louis in last week's game.
Allen, who was fined 21,000 by the NFL according to a source, said he was just trying to make a block for cornerback Antoine Winfield following an interception...
Vikings DE Jared Allen was fined $21,000 for a blindside hit that ended the season of Bears guard Lance Louis.
The Chicago Bears will be without starting right guard Lance Louis for the rest of the season because of a left knee injury. And for that, they are not happy with Minnesota's Jared Allen.
The Bears placed Louis on injured reserve Monday, a day after he was hurt in a win over Minnesota. That happened on a hit by Allen that clearly didn't sit well with Chicago coach Lovie...