Jared Allen apologetic for hit

Updated: November 29, 2012, 7:21 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The hit was so uncharacteristic of Jared Allen.

The Minnesota Vikings defensive end never has been accused of being a dirty player, yet there he was, launching himself into Chicago Bears offensive lineman Lance Louis during an interception return by teammate Antoine Winfield on Sunday. The blindside blow ended Louis' season and drew a $21,000 fine from the NFL.

Allen remained apologetic on Thursday for the results of the hit, but also was steadfast in his stance ...

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