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Chippy Game Between Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams Draws $47,250 in Fines

October 27th, 2013 at 8:05 AM
By Jesse Collin

The Carolina Panthers' 30-15 victory over the St. Louis Rams in Week 7 was memorably chippy. The game was marred by a number of skirmishes, personal fouls and most notably, the ejection of Rams defensive end Chris Long.

But cheap shots are not without consequences in today's player-safety conscious NFL. The league fined five players – including two Panthers – a total of $47,250 for their actions in last Sunday's game.

Long received the biggest fine – a $15,750 penalty for throwing a punch at Carolina offensive lineman Chris Scott early in the third quarter.

The other four players each received a $7,875 fine.

Panthers wideout Steve Smith was penalized for delivering a blow to a defender's face while blocking.

Carolina safety Mike Mitchell was slapped with a fine for taunting St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford after shoving him out of bounds. Bradford suffered a season-ending ACL tear on the play.

Rams offensive lineman Harvey Dahl and wide receiver Brian Quick each received fines for delivering cheap shots after the whistle.


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Tags: Brian Quick, Carolina, Carolina Panthers, Chris Long, Football, Harvey Dahl, Mike Mitchell, NFL, Steve Smith

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