December is a tough month financially for many Americans. Even star linebackers.
Chicago Bears veteran Brian Urlacher has been fined for the second consecutive week for a horse-collar tackle.
This time, Urlacher was fined $21,000, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, via a source with knowledge of the fine. An initial report stated Urlacher would be fined $31,500 as a second offender, but the NFL evaluates each case differently, according to Rapoport.
The 34-year-old linebacker was flagged for his first-half takedown of running back Leon Washington during the Bears' 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday. The NFL has yet to confirm the punishment.
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