Lions’ Lawrence Jackson fined for hit on Michael Vick

AP

The Lions brought the heat on Eagles quarterback Michael Vick on Sunday, but in one case the NFL says the Lions crossed the line.

The NFL has fined Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson $15,750 for a hit on Vick in the Lions’ victory. According to the NFL, Jackson’s fine letter informed him that he was fined because he struck the opposing quarterback below the knee area.

Jackson picked up a 15-yard penalty on the play, one of the 16 penalties the Lions had on Sunday, the most any team has had in the league all season.

On Twitter, Jackson wrote, “That’s why we can appeal.”