- Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton was fined $7,500 for his first-quarter hit of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in last Sunday's 28-18 win, according to an NFL spokesman.
Guyton was penalized for roughing-the-passer on the play, a second-and-11 situation in which Favre had been flushed out of the pocket and threw an incomplete pass. The penalty gave the Vikings a first down at the New England 6-yard line, and they scored two plays later to take a 7-0 lead.
The NFL also confirmed that defensive lineman Myron Pryor was fined $7,500 for his fourth-quarter hit on Favre, as previously reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Both Guyton and Pryor were specifically fined for unnecessarily striking the quarterback in the head and neck area on a pass play.