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Friday, December 4, 2009
Fine time in the AFC West

By Bill Williamson

At least three defensive players in the AFC West were fined for infractions in Week 12, according to an NFL spokesman:

Denver defensive end Darrell Reid was fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness. He struck his opponent in the head area last week against the Giants with his elbow. He was receiving a warning. He is subject to larger fines and perhaps a suspension if he has similar infractions in the future.

San Diego safety Paul Oliver was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness after pulling the facemask of a Kansas City player Sunday. It was the second straight week Oliver received a $5,000 fine for a facemask.

Oakland defensive tackle Gerard Warren was fined $5,000 for a facemask at Dallas last Thursday.