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NFL slaps ex-Bear Colombo with fine

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Dallas strong safety Roy Williams was not the only player to be fined coming out of Sunday's game at Soldier Field. Williams will be out $12,500 for his horse-collar tackle of tight end Desmond Clark.

Ex-Bear Marc Colombo was also docked $12,500 for a leg whip on defensive tackle Tommie Harris that the league deemed to be "unnecessary roughness." It's not known if Colombo will appeal the fine.

The first-round pick of the Bears in 2002 from Boston College was not penalized on the play, but the league found his infraction in review of game film. Harris has a sprained left knee and wore a brace in practice Friday, the first day of the week he practiced. He is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Detroit on the injury report.

Harris asked if Colombo had been fined Friday after practice, but had no comment on the matter. Teammate Adewale Ogunleye said Colombo should be fined, as the left end said Colombo was grabbing his facemask throughout the entire game.

Colombo was let go by the Bears in 2005 after failing to come back from a gruesome left knee injury suffered as a rookie. He started 16 games for Dallas last season. He signed a two-year deal in March worth $7 million.

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