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Brian Urlacher fined $21,000 for second horse collar tackle

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The 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks Sunday was a costly one for Brian Urlacher.

Not only did the Bears middle linebacker strain his right hamstring, Urlacher was also fined $21,000 for a horse collar tackle on Seahawks running back Leon Washington late in the second quarter, according to a league source. Urlacher Hammy.jpg

That's his second violation in as many weeks.

On the play, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed a screen pass to Washington on 2nd and 8 from Seattle's 39-yard line. Urlacher appeared to grab Washington in the back and pulled him down, with the running back landing on top of him.

Urlacher was fined $15,750 the week before for a horse collar tackle against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. It's believed he won his appeal and had that one reduced.

According to the 2012 fine schedule, a second horse collar tackle offense costs $31,500. But Urlacher was fined $21,000 instead. He'll likely appeal that one, as well.

Urlacher is expected to miss at least three games with a right hamstring strain. Nick Roach will start in his place.

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