Dez Bryant not fined for losing helmet in Cowboys' win


Dez Bryant's decision to remove his helmet on the field of play cost the Dallas Cowboys 15 yards on Sunday, but it won't cost the wide receiver a cent.

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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Bryant wasn't fined by the league for ripping off his headgear during an argument with an official during a 27-23 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Bryant went bareheaded while disputing a pass interference call against him, but later pleaded: "I wasn't angry at the ref."

"He threw the flag and the whole time I'm thinking it's a flag on him," Bryant said after the game, per The Dallas Morning News. "Then I took my helmet off and I didn't know that that was a penalty. I was kind of shocked and then I heard the ref say, 'He took his helmet off.' I know now not to take my helmet off. If you go back and look at the play, you'll see I'm shocked. I'm confused."


Onto the rest of this week's fines, per Rapoport:

» Patriots guard Logan Mankins was fined $10,000 for clipping in New England's 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

» In other headgear news, Cleveland Browns receiver Greg Little wasn't fined for tossing James Ihedigbo's helmet in last Sunday's 24-18 win over Baltimore, and the Ravens safety wasn't docked for allegedly choking Little on the same play.

» Tennessee safety Bernard Pollard added to his large list of infractions with a $10,000 fine for a late hit on St. Louis Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens during the Titans' 28-21 victory.

» Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was fined $15,750 for his helmet shot on Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in Tampa Bay's 27-24 overtime loss to Seattle.

» Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was docked $7,875 for picking on Raiders punter Marquette King in Philadelphia's 49-20 romp over Oakland. D-Jax was flagged for grabbing and pulling King's facemask after his 32-yard punt return.

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