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Friday, November 02, 2007

Fines galore from last Sunday's game

The NFL came down relatively hard on the Eagles and Vikings.

Most notably, DE Juqua Thomas was fined $7,500 for grabbing the quarterback's facemask on his sack of Kelly Holcomb in the third quarter. Thomas blew past TE Jim Kleinsasser and drilled Holcomb, sending him into the turf head-first. Holcomb could not finish the game and sustained a neck injury.

On the play, though, Thomas was not flagged, and the Vikings punted.

There were three other fines:

* LB Matt McCoy wa fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness and striking (struck opponent late). After the play had moved upfield in the third quarter, McCoy leveled Vikings P Chris Kluwe, who wasn't looking. McCoy was penalized for the play, and he was released by the Eagles last week.

* Vikings LB E.J. Henderson was fined $5,000 for a major face mask penalty on Eagles RB Brian Westbrook in the third quarter.

* Eagles S Quintin Mikell was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness and a late hit on a 12-yard pass to Vikings rookie WR Sidney Rice in the first quarter.


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