Green Bay Packers Packers tight end Jermichael Finley was fined $15,750 by the NFL for unnecessarily striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday.
How did Finley feel about it?
Thanks To @NFL For The Fine For Playing Football.â Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) October 18, 2013
Other fines from around the league:
» New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins was fined $15,750 for striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area on Sunday, per Rapoport. The play was Jenkins' hit on New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins.
» Dallas Cowboys rookie linebacker Cameron Lawrence confirmed he was fined $21,000 for his blind-side hit on Washington Redskins cornerback David Amerson. The hit didn't draw a penalty flag on Sunday.
Lawrence earns the rookie minimum of $405,000, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported, and he plans to appeal the fine.
» Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict wasn't fined for either late hit while playing the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but he did get a $7,875 fine for a facemask penalty, Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
» Washington Redskins linebacker Perry Riley was fined $15,750 for his hit on Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, according to The Associated Press. Riley's hit came after Romo threw a pass in the first quarter, and Riley was called for a personal foul.
» Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu was fined $10,000 for kicking San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone in the face. Boone was called for a personal foul during the exchange and docked $7,875. Ta'amu wasn't penalized on the field, The AP reported.