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Flock of Seahawks, Pats fined for Super Bowl scuffle

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Super Bowl XLIX has offered up yet another bitter pill for Seattle to swallow.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that a pair of Seahawks defenders have drawn league-imposed fines for their part in a skirmish at the end of the team's 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots.

Bruce Irvin was fined $10,000 and Michael Bennett was docked $8,268 for both unnecessarily striking opponents in the brawl that started when Patriots passer Tom Brady attempted to take a knee to close the game.

New England didn't escape punishment, either, with Rob Gronkowski absorbing a $8,268 charge for "haymakers," while fellow tight end Michael Hoomanawanui was fined $8,268 for unnecessarily striking the opponent.

The fracas was an ugly footnote on a classic showdown, but the fines sting more for a Seahawks team still wondering how the game slipped away.

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