Bears and Lions Hit with Hefty Fines

The NFL’s fine police finally made their way to Halas Hall on Friday to dole out the fines following last Sunday’s chippy Bears-Lions game.  Aside from Earl Bennett’s $10k for his orange shoes, there were still some hefty fines dished out.  Check out who was writing checks to the NFL’s favorite charity after the jump.

  • DJ Moore was hit with a $15,000 fine for hitting an opponent late on top of getting penalized and ejected last Sunday.  He won’t appeal the fine.
  • Matthew Stafford was fined $7500 for taking Moore down by the helmet, which incited Moore in the first place.
  • Lions offensive lineman Rob Simms will also make a $7500 donation to charity for a late hit.
  • Kyle Vanden Bosch will pay $7500 for piling onto Matt Forte early in the game.
  • Rookie Nick Fairley was fined $15,000 for driving Jay Cutler to the turf late.

Probably a bigger surprise than the fines that were levied was at least one big fine that could have been levied on Ndamukong Suh for his helmet takedown of Jay Cutler.  Take a look at this play and tell me how you get neither penalized nor fined for ripping a guy off by his helmet:

One of these days, someone’s neck is going to snap from those Suh headshots.  He plays football like a toddler plays with dolls, trying to rip the heads off.  It’s not football and needs to stop.  The NFL’s inaction on that hit is inexcusable.



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