Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher plans to appeal fine

Dilip Vishwanat

The Bears linebacker received a $15,750 fine for a horse-collar tackle of Adrian Peterson.

Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher intends to appeal the $15,750 fine he received from the NFL, according to ESPN Chicago, after the league handed down the fine for a horse-collar tackle of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

In the fourth quarter of the Bears' 28-10 victory over the Vikings, Urlacher drew a 15-yard personal foul penalty for the tackle of Peterson after chasing the running back to the sideline after a screen pass. It is the first fine that the eight-time Pro Bowler has accrued during the 2012 season, but he won an appeal for a $5,000 fine during the 2005 NFL preseason.

Urlacher, 34, was a first round draft pick in the 2000 NFL Draft and has played every season of his career with the Bears. He has accumulated 1,044 career tackles, 22 interceptions and 10 forced fumbles in 181 career games with the Bears. The Bears improved to 8-3 with the victory.

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