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Monday, December 2, 2013
Starter Pack: Williams facing fine, not ban

By Rob Demovsky

A roundup of what's happening on the Green Bay Packers' beat.

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Last Friday, an NFL spokesman said the league would not announce any disciplinary action or fines from the Thanksgiving day games until this coming week, so it wasn't known at that time what actions the league would take against Packers cornerback Tramon Williams for shoving an official in the fourth quarter of the 40-10 loss at the Detroit Lions.

However, indications now are that Williams likely will not be suspended, but he is expected to be fined for his actions.

The full details of the incident can be found in our Upon Further Review feature, but the short version is this: Williams appeared to push back judge Dino Paganelli in the end zone after the Lions scored. After the game, Williams called it a “total misunderstanding” and said he did not realize it was an official.

Typically, players are notified of fines via written notice some time during the week following the game, and the league then confirms those fines on Friday.

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