2 Bears, 4 Lions fined by NFL
Friday, November 18, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four Detroit Lions, including quarterback Matthew Stafford, and two Chicago Bears have been fined by the NFL for incidents in their game last Sunday.
Stafford instigated a scuffle when he grabbed the helmet of Bears defensive back D. J. Moore and threw him to the ground. Stafford has been fined $7,500, while Moore is hit for $15,000 for striking back at Stafford and being ejected.
Also docked $15,000 is Lions rookie DT Nick Fairley for driving Bears QB Jay Cutler into the ground.
Chicago receiver Earl Bennett has been fined $10,000 for wearing orange shoes, his second uniform violation.
Detroit DE Kyle Vanden Bosch is docked $7,500 for unnecessary roughness: Vanden Bosch threw Bears RB Matt Forte to the ground late.
Detroit guard Rob Sims also has been hit for $7,500 for a late tackle.