NFI Fines But Doesn’t Suspend Brandon Merriweather For Hit To Helmet

NFL fines but doesn't suspend 3 players for hits

      NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has fined but not suspended three
players for dangerous hits in Sunday's games.
      The league announced Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers' James
Harrison was docked $75,000 while the New England Patriots' Brandon
Meriweather and the Atlanta Falcons' Dunta Robinson will lose
$50,000 each.
      NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league wanted to give players
fair warning before it begins suspensions for flagrant hits. He
says a memo will go out to teams Wednesday about the changes in
disciplinary action.
      Vice president of football operations Ray Anderson said earlier
Tuesday that players could be suspended for hits that occurred in
last weekend's games.
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