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Giants' Umenyiora docked $12,500 in latest round of NFL fines

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NEW YORK -- Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora has been fined $12,500 by the NFL for hitting Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson in the head and neck during their game Monday night.

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Umenyiora was flagged for roughing the passer on the play, which happened in the final minute of the Giants' 21-3 victory. Vikings cornerback Asher Allen was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness when he hit Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw late.

Denver Broncos defensive end Kevin Vickerson was fined $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle, and defensive back Syd'Quan Thompson was docked $5,000 for unnecessary roughness for hitting an opponent late against the Arizona Cardinals.

St. Louis Rams free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe drew a $5,000 fine for grabbing New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush by the helmet on a tackle.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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