The NFL handed down 15 fines this week after breaking down the Week Six game tape. You already know about Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison ($75,000), Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather ($50,000), and Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson ($50,000).
The other dozen were issued on Friday.
Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards was hit hardest. The contract-year defender was docked $20,000 for spearing Cowboys running back Marion Barber during Minnesota’s win. The NFL classified Edwards as a repeat offender, as he was also fined for roughing the passer on August 28 and unnecessary roughness on September 26.
Perhaps most surprisingly, Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian owes the league $5,000 for a late hit and unnecessary roughness. Berrian is not considered a physical player.
Quipped Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, “Did he slap his designer?“
Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins was docked $10,000 for hitting Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman in the head area and making another hit out of bounds.
Chargers linebacker Antwan Barnes must pay $5,000 for unnecessarily striking Rams quarterback Sam Bradford in the neck and chest areas.
Lions guard Stephen Peterman will cut a $7,500 check for a late hit.
Titans defensive ends William Hayes and Dave Ball owe a combined $15,000 for Hayes’ late hit and Ball’s roughing the passer with a hit to the head or neck area.
49ers safety Dashon Goldson was fined $5,000 for a late hit on Raiders wide receiver Louis Murphy.
Texans guard Wade Smith (leg whip), defensive end Adewale Ogunleye (late hit), and safety Bernard Pollard (out-of-bounds hit) were penalized $5,000 apiece.
Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb owes $5,000 for a horse-collar tackle on Falcons safety William Moore following an interception.