St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The National Football League fined a total
of five players six times for their actions in last Sunday's game between the
Panthers and Rams, with St. Louis defensive end Jake Long and Carolina safety
Mike Mitchell handing over the largest sums.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that Long was fined $15,750 for
throwing a punch during a third quarter scuffle that involved a number of
players from both sides. Long was penalized and ejected for his actions.
Mitchell, on the other hand, wasn't penalized for taunting during the game,
but after the league reviewed the contest, the Carolina safety was slapped
with a pair of $7,875 fines to match Long's total.
Wide receivers Steve Smith of the Panthers and Brian Quick of the Rams were
each handed a $7,875 fine for striking an opponent in the face.
St. Louis offensive guard Harvey Dahl was docked the same amount for a late
hit on Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly in the fourth quarter.
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