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Guard Incognito among five players fined for Week 14 misconduct

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NEW YORK -- Richie Incognito was fined $50,000 by the NFL on Friday for two unnecessary roughness fouls, punctuating a rough week for the guard.

Playing for the Rams last Sunday in a 47-7 loss at Tennessee, Incognito head-butted Sen'Derrick Marks in the first half. He did the same thing to Vincent Fuller later in the half, then was benched by coach Steve Spagnuolo.

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The Rams released him Tuesday and he signed with Buffalo on Thursday.

Incognito was fined for the head-butt on Marks and for a late hit against Fuller. The infractions were his fifth and sixth for unnecessary roughness this season.

In a letter to Incognito, NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson wrote: "Future infractions of the types you have committed may lead to increased disciplinary action up to and including suspension."

Tennessee linebacker Keith Bulluck was fined $10,000 by the NFL for throwing a football into the stands in celebration after an interception in that game.

Also fined was Jets linebacker Bart Scott, hit for $5,000 for unnecessary roughness. Scott knocked the helmet off Tampa Bay's Adam Hayward in the third quarter of New York's 26-3 win, also drawing a 15-yard penalty.

On Wednesday, Giants center Shaun O'Hara and Eagles defensive end Trent Cole were fined $15,000 each for a scuffle at the end of Sunday's game at Giants Stadium.

O'Hara, who plans to appeal, appeared to stiff-arm Cole in the facemask in the closing seconds of the Eagles' 45-38 win. Cole retaliated by throwing a couple of punches.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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