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Lions’ Lawrence Jackson fined for hit on Michael Vick

Lawrence Jackson 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.”

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8 Responses to “Lions’ Lawrence Jackson fined for hit on Michael Vick”
  1. polegojim says: Oct 20, 2012 8:52 AM

    Crazy… if you watched the game you would have seen that he was blocked into him.

    The guys rushing and gets pushed downward toward the QB. What is he supposed to do, stop rushing and say ‘Oh, excuse me’?

    Don’t understand the fine or how that works.

  2. eaglesw00t says: Oct 20, 2012 9:21 AM

    Appeal what? It was blatantly against the rules. Appealing is a waste if time for you

  3. phillieseaglessixersflyers says: Oct 20, 2012 10:42 AM

    Birds fan here, I didnt see anything wrong with the play

  4. gosuhgo says: Oct 20, 2012 10:51 AM

    I thought that whole call was absurd. He got knocked over as he was going for the tackle. It’s not like he can stop going forward at that point.

  5. cliffordc05 says: Oct 20, 2012 11:33 AM

    How cool…..a Lawrence Jackson sighting.

  6. nflfollower says: Oct 20, 2012 11:46 AM

    He was blocked into him. He couldn’t have avoided it no matter what he did once he was engaged and being blocked into the qb. Watch the play, it obvious. I don’t know what the NFL is thinking with this fine. I guess just $$$

  7. tigrrrr says: Oct 20, 2012 2:50 PM

    amazing… the nfl keeps stepping backwards. In any event, no big deal, it was just vick anyway.

  8. joetoronto says: Oct 21, 2012 4:49 AM

    He’s still breathing, hit him again.

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