NFL fines four NFC West players

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:

  • Adrian Wilson, Cardinals. The Pro Bowl safety drew a $10,000 fine for his huge hit on 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. He also drew a 15-yard penalty on the play.

  • 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.