Redskins' Paul not pleased with $20K fine from NFL for hit

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins rookie wide receiver Niles Paul says he has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit while covering a punt during Sunday's victory over the St. Louis Rams.

Paul announced the fine Wednesday on his Twitter account. He added that it was a "horrible way to start off my bye week!"

The fifth-round draft pick crashed into Rams returner Austin Pettis late in the second quarter of Sunday's 17-10 win. Paul was assessed a 15-yard personal-foul penalty on the play.

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