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Coples fined $15K for facemask; Amukamara docked for horse collar

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Chad Henne couldn't get away from Quinton Coples, who took down the Jaguars QB by his facemask Sunday. (AP)
Chad Henne couldn't get away from Quinton Coples, who took down the Jaguars QB by his facemask Sunday. (AP)

NEW YORK -- New York Jets rookie defensive lineman Quinton Coples has been fined $15,000 by the NFL on Friday for grabbing the facemask of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne.

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Coples was called for a penalty when Henne scrambled for 1 yard on third-and-3 last Sunday. The play extended a drive in which the Jaguars later scored in the Jets' 17-10 victory.

Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara was fined $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle on New Orleans running back Pierre Thomas in New York's 52-27 win.

Lions offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus was docked $10,000 for a chop block in Detroit's 27-20 loss at Green Bay.

Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan was also fined $10,000 for grabbing Buffalo running back C.J. Spiller by the facemask. Bears cornerback Charles Tillman was fined $7,875 fine for a late hit on Minnesota running back Toby Gerhart.

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