Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The NFL has levied fines against players for the first time during the 2009 regular season. The punishment has affected NFC West teams this way:
Richie Incognito, Rams. The guard drew a $12,500 fine for two unnecessary roughness penalties, both for hitting an opponent late.
Steven Jackson, Rams. The Pro Bowl running back drew a $5,000 fine for striking an opponent in the head area. Jackson struck Seattle's Aaron Curry with a left-handed swipe after Curry tackled Jackson aggressively.
That's a grand total of $27,500 going from NFC West wallets to NFL charities. Curry is already commanding attention from high-level NFC West opponents. Should be an action-packed Sunday in San Francisco. I don't see the 49ers letting Curry push them around without fighting back.
Update: Curry also drew a $5,000 fine. Thanks to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for checking on that one.