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Vanden Bosch, Stafford fined $7.5K, Moore $15K

Posted on: November 17, 2011 11:05 am
Edited on: November 18, 2011 2:36 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

We told you earlier this week that the Chicago-Detroit tilt from Sunday (a resounding 37-13 victory for the Bears) would likely involve some players getting fined by the NFL.

Well, the first of those fines rolled in on Thursday morning, and it's directed at defensive lineman Kyle Vanden Bosch, who was reportedly fined $7,500 for hitting a runner on the ground, according to ESPN.

Apparently, the collective decision of Lions and Bears players earlier this week that Detroit isn't dirty wasn't enough to prevent the NFL from beginning to fire out expensive Fed Ex envelopes.

But all the fines in this game aren't because of violence -- Earl Bennett was fined for his clothes. Or, more specifically, his orange shoes, which cost him $10,000 for wearing them for the second straight week.

Last week, Bennett was fined $5,000 for wearing the orange cleats and a whole controversy brewed up about whether or not Jay Cutler can pay the fine for Bennett, who's emerged as Cutler's best receiving option. (He cannot.)

UPDATED (Nov. 18; 11:38 A.M. ET): According to the Chicago Sun-Times' Sean Jensen, Bears cornerback D.J. Moore, the man who scrapped with Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford that led to the bench-clearing fracas, has been fined $15,000 for his role. According to reports, Moore also has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Chargers.

More fines are almost surely to come.

UPDATED (1:04 p.m.): According to the Detroit Free Press, Stafford has been fined $7,500 for throwing Moore to the ground, the same figure as Rob Sims for jumping on the pile late.

UPDATED (2:35 p.m.): Detroit's Nick Fairley has been fined $15,000 for his illegal hit on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

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polokingok
Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:04 pm
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Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 11:34 am
 

Vanden Bosch fined $7.5K, first from Lions-Bears

Really late hit by Fairley, dirty hit by Suh clearly going for the head and ripping his helmet off, Stafford ripping Moore down by his head which was clearly intentional, and Goodell is going to fine Bennett for orange shoes? Goodell is seriously a freaking joke!!!! Player apparal over player safety huh mr. Goodell?



Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 11:26 am
 

Vanden Bosch fined $7.5K, first from Lions-Bears

I guess the take home message is that orange shoes are more serious than late hits.


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