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Fines roundup: Melvin Ingram docked by NFL for Drew Brees hit

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It was a rough Week 5 for quarterbacks being hit, but their pursuers felt the pain Friday as the NFL handed down some hefty fines.

San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Melvin Ingram's wallet is $15,750 lighter after the NFL docked him that amount for striking New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the head and neck area during Sunday's game.

Perhaps even more damaging: Ingram's hit nullified a pick-six by Chargers linebacker Demorrio Williams, according to U-T San Diego. The Saints scored later that drive, trimming a 31-14 Chargers lead to 24-21. The Saints eventually won, 31-24.

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Some other notable fines from Week 5 action:

» Packers linebacker Nick Perry was fined $15,750 for hitting Indianpolis Colts rookie Andrew Luck in the head and neck area in Green Bay's 30-27 loss. Colts defensive end Cory Redding was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness against Packers running back Cedric Benson.

» Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons drove Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to the ground in Seattle's 16-12 victory, netting him a $15,750 fine.

» The NFL slapped Robert Quinn of the St. Louis Rams with a $15,750 fine for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb. Other fines from that game went to Rams defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo ($7,875 for roughing the passer) and Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald ($7,875 for grabbing Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins' facemask).

» Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin received a $21,000 fine for his helmet-to-helmet hit on wide receiver Michael Jenkins in the team's 30-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Titans defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks was docked $7,875 for unnecessary roughness on a late hit against the Vikings.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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