Falcons' Umenyiora fined for hit on Palmer

November, 1, 2013
Atlanta Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora has been fined $15,750 for a hit on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer last Sunday, according to a league source.

Umenyiora was penalized in the first quarter for roughing the passer. An intentional grounding call on Palmer created offsetting penalties, wiping out the play.

It's unclear whether Umenyiora plans to appeal the penalty, but he appeared to clap his hands in disgust with himself after the hit.

Also from last Sunday's game, rookie Desmond Trufant was not fined for a facemask penalty. Such fouls typically result in a $7,875 fine, but Trufant's obviously was deemed unintentional.

Vaughn McClure

ESPN Atlanta Falcons reporter



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