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Report: Woodson fined $10K for taking swing at Saints TE

  • By Associated Press
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers cornerback Charles Woodson has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for throwing a punch in last week's season opener against the New Orleans Saints, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

The person requested anonymity because the fine hasn't been announced by the league or the team.

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Woodson was called for a personal foul during the third quarter of the Packers' win after throwing a punch at Saints tight end David Thomas. Woodson wasn't ejected.

After the game, Woodson acknowledged he did it out of frustration.

"Yeah, I threw a punch," he said. "Just got frustrated, the guy was holding me a little longer than I wanted. Nothing was said about it, referee-wise, quick enough, and I reacted. It is what it is, I guess."

Woodson said at the time that he expected a fine from the league.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press



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