NFL

Roundup: Moore, Wheeler fined $20K-plus

11/16 12:56 PM

Atlanta safety William Moore and Miami linebacker Philip Wheeler have been fined more than $20,000 apiece by the NFL for illegal hits during games last weekend.

NEW YORK -- Atlanta safety William Moore and Miami linebacker Philip Wheeler have been fined more than $20,000 apiece by the NFL for illegal hits during games last weekend.

Moore has been 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. It was the fourth time this season that Moore had been fined.

Wheeler was fined $21,000 on Friday for his hit in the head and neck area of Tampa Bay quarterback Mike Glennon.

In other fines from Week 10:

• Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was fined $15,750 for throwing an opponent to the ground. Lions defensive end Willie Young was fined $15,750 for roughing the passer.

• Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap was fined $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle.

• Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard was fined $15,750 for unnecessary roughness. He struck an opponent late who had declared himself down.

• Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett also were fined for rough hits on quarterbacks, each docked $15,750.

• Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Najee Goode was fined $10,000 for a hit to the helmet of Green Bay quarterback Scott Tolzien.

• San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was fined $7,875 for grabbing the facemask of Carolina's A.J. Klein while he was being sacked.

• 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), St. Louis cornerback Trumaine Johnson (throat-slashing gesture).

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.


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