The first weekend of real football brings a laundry list of real fines (then again, so does four weeks of fake football). Among the financial penalties was a member of the Vikings defense.
Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com reports that defensive tackle Letroy Guion was fined $7,875 for landing with his full weight on Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert, after Gabbert was down. The play drew a personal foul on Guion.
Not fined, according to the league office, was Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, who came in below the knees on Gabbert in the first half of Sunday’s game. The move wasn’t flagged, and the potential foul wasn’t even mentioned by the announcers.