Vikings DE Robison fined $20k for kick to Packers OL Lang

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for kicking Green Bay Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang during last Sunday's game between the rivals.

Robison received word of the fine Wednesday. He had already issued an apology to Lang, the league and the Vikings on Sunday evening after he kicked Lang in the groin during a field goal try in the second quarter of a 33-27 loss to the Packers.

Lang later accepted Robison's apology and did not consider him a dirty player.

Robison says he got caught up in the heat of the moment when he kicked Lang, who had dumped him on to his back during Mason Crosby's field goal attempt. Robison says he regrets it and will make sure it doesn't happen again.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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