Here's a bit of news that should make Jim Harbaugh grin.
Matthews plans to appeal the fine, Breer added, via a source who has spoken with the player.
In the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the 49ers, Matthews hit Kaepernick well after the San Francisco passer went out of bounds on a third-down play, setting off a scuffle between the teams. Matthews was flagged for a personal foul, but Niners left tackle Joe Staley had an offsetting unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty on the play.
Matthews' antics topped off a week of chatter between the teams after the Packers All-Pro said Green Bay planned "to put hits as early and often on the quarterback."
Harbaugh didn't appreciate the "tough talk" coming out of Green Bay, but one week later the 49ers are 1-0, the Packers are winless, and Matthews is down some pocket change on the six-year, $69.73 million contract he signed in April.
Other confirmed fines announced Friday by the league:
» Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander was fined $15,750 for hitting a Seahawks offensive lineman in the face in Sunday's loss to Seattle. Alexander drew a 15-yard penalty and was ejected from the contest for his outburst.Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.