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Winston Venable to appeal $20K fine

Updated: September 9, 2011, 7:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears safety Winston Venable will appeal a $20,000 fine he received Friday for a preseason hit on Cleveland wide receiver Demetrius Williams.

The fine is only $2,000 less than Venable makes per week as an undrafted rookie free agent.

Venable says he hasn't seen the replay yet, but found a photo showing the hit was legal. Venable drew a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty on the play in the Sept. 1 preseason finale.

"There's a picture that ...

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