Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined by the NFL for his tackle on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in Week 12.
Most of the focus in terms of fines and infractions after the Bears' Week 12 victory over the Minnesota Vikings shifted to Jared Allen and his aggressive hit on offensive lineman Lance Louis, but Brian Urlacher also received a hefty fine from the league for his horse-collar tackle on running back Adrian Peterson. While Allen was hit with a $21,000 fine for upending Lance Louis, Urlacher was fined $15,750 for his take down of Peterson. When asked if he will appeal the decision, the star linebacker told Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune: "Oh yes, for sure appealing."
Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton also incurred a fine of $7,875 for grabbing Peterson's face mask during the 28-10 win over Minnesota. Allen ended Louis' season by unleashing a monster hit that resulted in a torn ACL, but Bears defenders are being asked to send more total money to the league. The NFL can be a strange place, I guess.
The Vikings and Bears will meet again in Week 14 at the Metrodome, in what will certainly be a must-win game for Jared Allen company.