Carter, Mayo Among Those Fined For Big Hits

Jerod Mayo

In light of all the attention former Saints coordinator Gregg Williams is getting for encouraging bounties for players to knock opponents out of games, the AP has assembled a list of those with big fines for such hits. The list includes a couple of Patriots.

Players fined at least $15,000 by the NFL this season for flagrant hits in 2011:

Week 1
Giants S Antrel Rolle, $20,000, spearing opponent

Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo, $15,000, horse-collar tackle

Steelers S Troy Polamalu, $15,000, horse-collar tackle

Steelers CB Ike Taylor, $15,000, head-butting

Week 2
Falcons CB Dunta Robinson, $40,000, leading with helmet (repeat offender)

Chargers DL Antonio Garay, $15,000, hitting quarterback below the knees

Chargers S Eric Weddle, $15,000, helmet-to-helmet contact

Patriots DE Andre Carter, $15,000, hitting quarterback in the chest with his helmet

Eagles DT Cullen Jenkins, $15,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit

Week 3
Ravens DT Haloti Ngata, $15,000, lowering helmet into the back of quarterback

Redskins LB Rob Jackson, $15,000, driving quarterback to the ground

Redskins LB Perry Riley, $15,000, striking defenseless player fielding a punt

Week 4

Week 5
Redskins LB Brian Orakpo, $15,000, helmet-to-helmet hit on quarterback

49ers LB Aldon Smith, $15,000, striking quarterback below the knees

Vikings DT Kevin Williams, $15,000, hitting quarterback in the head/neck area

Week 6
Seahawks DE Red Bryant, $15,000, head-butting opponent

Dolphins S Yeremiah Bell, $15,000, roughing the passer with hit to head/neck area

Chiefs LB Tambi Hali, $15,000, striking quarterback below the knees

Week 7
Steelers S Ryan Clark, $15,000, unnecessary roughness, late and out-of-bounds hit

Giants S Antrell Rolle, $15,000, horse-collar tackle

49ers DE Justin Smith, $15,000, striking quarterback in head/neck area

Rams LB Bryan Kehl, $15,000, unnecessary roughness against punt returner

Week 8
Steelers S Ryan Clark, $40,000, unnecessary roughness (repeat offender)

Ravens LB Ray Lewis, $20,000, unnecessary roughness

Broncos LB Von Miller, $15,000, roughing the passer, helmet to chest area

Week 9
Seahawks S Kam Chancellor, $20,000, unnecessary roughness, helmet-to-helmet hit (repeat offender)

Lions DT Nick Fairley, $15,000, driving quarterback into the ground

Week 10
Dolphins S Tyrone Culver, $20,000, striking a defenseless player in head/neck area.

Week 11
Seahawks S Kam Chancellor, $40,000, unnecessary roughness (repeat offender)

Broncos LB Von Miller, $25,000, roughing the passer (repeat offender)

Week 12
Falcons WR Kerry Meier, $20,000, blindside block to head area

Redskins DE Stephen Bowen, $15,000, roughing the passer, helmet hit

Seahawks LB K.J. Wright, $15,000, roughing the passer, hit to head/neck area

Week 13
Raiders DL Richard Seymour, $30,000, punching opponent (repeat offender)

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo, $25,000, striking quarterback in head/neck area

Packers CB Charles Woodson, $15,000, hitting quarterback in the head with his forearm

Week 14
Saints S Roman Harper, $22,500 for two infractions. ($15,000 for roughing the passer, helmet-to-helmet hit; $7,500 for unnecessary roughness, tackling opponent by helmet)

49ers LB Larry Grant, $15,000, roughing the passer

Patriots DE Andre Carter, $15,000, roughing the passer

Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher, $15,000, roughing the passer

Week 15
Bengals LB Dan Skuta, $20,000, blindside block

Raiders DB Jerome Boyd, $20,000, blindside block

Bengals S Chris Crocker, $15,000, roughing the passer

Lions DE Cliff Avril, $15,000, horse-collar tackle

Lions LB Stephen Tulloch, $15,000, horse-collar tackle

Week 16
Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett, $30,000, hitting quarterback below the knees, horse-collar tackle

Redskins S Reed Doughty, $15,000, roughing the passer, striking quarterback in head/neck area

Texans DE J.J. Watt, $15,000, hitting quarterback below the knees

Falcons LB Curtis Lofton, $15,000, striking defenseless player in head/neck area

Week 17
Packers LB Erik Walden, $15,000, roughing the passer, striking quarterback in head/neck area

Note: Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was suspended two games without pay for stepping on the right arm of Packers OL Evan Dietrich-Smith. Steelers LB James Harrison was suspended one game without pay for his helmet-to-facemask hit on Browns QB Colt McCoy.

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