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NFL Levies Hefty Fine on Dunta Robinson For Hit on DeSean Jackson

The NFL has announced the penalty for Dunta Robinson’s hit that concussed DeSean Jackson and put both players of Sunday’s game. Robinson will be fined $50k for what the NFL is calling a violation of player safety rules.

In all, the NFL handed down $175k in fines today with $50k each coming from Robinson & Patriots S Brandon Meriweather and a whopping $75k from Steelers LB James Harrison.

It's kind of a double whammy for Robinson who ends up with a $50K and a concussion of his own from the play.

Here is the statement from the NFL on the hit.

In the second quarter of Atlanta's game against Philadelphia, Robinson unnecessarily struck a defenseless receiver. That action violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 8 (g) of the NFL Official Playing Rules, which states that it is unnecessary roughness if the initial force of the contact by a defender's helmet, forearm, or shoulder is to the head or neck area of a defenseless receiver who is catching or attempting to catch a pass.