The NFL continued its consistent pattern of coming down on players who bring down opponents with horse-collar tackles.
Detroit Lions safety Kalvin Pearson has been fined $7,500 for his horse-collar tackle of Devin Hester on a punt return in the fourth quarter of the game last Sunday. It came at the end of a 20-yard return. The penalty set the Bears up on their own 46-yard line for what turned out to be the game-winning drive.
An NFL spokesman said no fine was levied for Lions defensive end Dewayne White, who rolled over the top of quarterback Kyle Orton on the play when his ankle injured. Orton had been tackles by Cory Redding.