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Brooks was indeed fined $15,750 for the hit. He is appealing the penalty, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
Tedy Bruschi, the former New England Patriots stalwart who now works with Lewis at ESPN, also offered financial aid to Brooks -- who signed a six-year, $37 million deal with the Niners in 2012.
On Wednesday, ESPN's Chris Mortensen was told by some other dude at -- wait for it -- ESPN that Brooks wasn't accepting handouts.
What have we learned here? Well, people whose paychecks originate out of Bristol might want to give you money, especially if said donation can be reported by other people whose paychecks originate out of Bristol. Also, a guy who goes by Tunasweasel might be involved somehow.
Seriously, that's the best I got.