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The NFL Fine Policy, Or Lack Of One, Is Laughable

Article By on 13th November, 2009

... received fines from the NFL for their actions in the Bears' Week Nine loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

However, it appears the league made a mistake and switched the dollar amounts on the respective pink slips.

Defensive tackle Tommie Harris was ejected 54 seconds into the game for punching a Cardinals lineman in the face. He was fined $7,500 for the punch.

Meanwhile, quarterback Jay Cutler was fined $20,000 for "verbally abusing" an official after it appeared a pass interference call was missed on a crucial fourth down. Cutler was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play.

How does Cutler get nearly three-times the fine of Harris when Harris punched another player? Is there a precedent somewhere that says "the leag...

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