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December 28, 2011

Spencer fined $7,500 for facemask

Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer was fined $7,500, though he had the wrong penalty. He actually was fined for a facemask on Michael Vick, according to the league, not an illegal hit on Jeremy Maclin as he said Wednesday. He said he "most likely" would appeal the fine.

Spencer was hit with an unnecessary roughness penalty for a hit on Jeremy Maclin in the second quarter. He was not fined for that hit but for grabbing Vick's facemask in the ifrst quarter.

Spencer was fined twice last season. He drew a $5,000 fine for a facemask penalty on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and a $12,500 fine for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Vick.

Six Cowboys have been fined this season. In addition to Spencer, receiver Kevin Ogletree was docked $7,500 for a facemask on 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown; linebacker DeMarcus Ware was fined $15,000 for a roughing the passer penalty on Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick; cornerback Frank Walker lost $7,500 on an unnecessary roughness penalty on Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano; fullback Shaun Chapas was fined $20,000 for a blindside hit on a punt return against the Cardinals; and offensive tackle Doug Free was fined $7,500 for an illegal clip on a running play against the Bucs.

-- Charean Williams





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I think the NFL has gone nuts. These people in the front office should be fired and replaced with people that know how the game is supposed to be played. It is no wonder the secondaries of the teams in the NFL seem out of place they don't want the fines and that is the league's fault with these stupid fines.

Why not just make it Flag Football?

I think this is a bad decision. The receiver was not down and is attempting to get up. He did not hit with the helmet as the official announced. If the receiver does not want to get hit, he should stay down until the whistle.

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