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Wright fined $10,000

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The league fined Major Wright $10,000 for his hit on Vikings quarterback Joe Webb last week.

The rookie safety seemed to launch himself at the third-string quarterback, resulting in the kind of helmet-to-helmet hit that the league is trying to eliminate. The resulting roughing the passer penalty negated Brian Urlacher's interception and 59-yard return in the fourth quarter.

Wright said he will appeal the fine.

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another case of the announcer instigating a fine as Mike Tirico pointedly commented that Wright would be hearing from the league office for launching himself. once the announcer makes the statement on national TV you know the league is going to fine the guy.

I think he was gonna get fined no matter what.

I do not see how an appeal will do much for Wright. The illegal hit was clear, and he did launch. They might reduce the fine to $5000 because of the appeal, but I doubt even that will occur.

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