Falcons' Moore, Dolphins' Wheeler fined $20K-plus
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta safety William Moore and Miami linebacker
Philip Wheeler were each fined more than $20,000 by the NFL on Friday
for illegal hits during games last weekend.
Moore was docked $22,050 for hitting Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate
in the head and neck area, a blow that drew a penalty in the Falcons'
loss last Sunday. It was the fourth time this season that Moore had
Wheeler was fined $21,000 for his hit in the head and neck area of
Tampa Bay quarterback Mike Glennon last Monday night. Dolphins teammate
and starting center Mike Pouncey was docked $7,875 for punching the
helmet of Buccaneers defensive lineman Akeem Spence, which drew an
unnecessary roughness penalty.
San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick was docked $7,875 for grabbing the
facemask of Carolina's A.J. Klein while he was being sacked, a rare
fine for a quarterback.
Detroit defensive linemen Nick Fairley and Willie Young were both fined
$15,750 for hits on Chicago quarterback Josh McCown. Fairley threw
McCown to the turf after the quarterback released the ball, drawing a
15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty. Young was fined for a
helmet-to-helmet hit on McCown.
Cincinnati defensive end Carlos Dunlap was fined $15,750 for a
horse-collar tackle on his sack of Baltimore's Joe Flacco. Bengals
safety Chris Crocker was docked $7,875 for a facemask penalty.
Tennessee safety Bernard Pollard, Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews
and Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett were also fined for rough
hits on quarterbacks, each docked $15,750.
Philadelphia linebacker Najee Goode was fined $10,000 for a hit to the
helmet of Green Bay quarterback Scott Tolzien.
St. Louis cornerback Trumaine Johnson was fined $7,875 for making a
throat-slashing gesture during the Rams' victory over Indianapolis.
Also docked $7,875 by the league were: Chicago's Charles Tillman
(facemask), Green Bay's Mike Neal (facemask), Tampa Bay's Eric Page
(late hit) and New Orleans' Kevin Reddick (late hit).
The 49ers traded veteran linebacker Parys Haralson to the Saints before the start of the season…