NEW YORK -- Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for a uniform violation.
The colorful Cincinnati wideout was fined for wearing a black chin strap on his helmet during the Bengals' loss to Houston last Sunday. NFL rules state that players must wear a white chin strap.
Earlier in the week, the league suspended Carolina safety Dante Wesley one game for launching himself into defenseless Tampa Bay returner Clifton Smith. Wesley will lose $36,000 in salary for the game.
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