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Jon Bostic fined $21K for hit

Updated: August 21, 2013, 4:20 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Bears rookie linebacker Jon Bostic was fined $21,000 Wednesday for his hit on San Diego Chargers wide receiver Mike Willie.

A source familiar with the situation confirmed the fine.

The rule in question involved Bostic lowering his head and making forcible contact with a defenseless player's body, the source said. This wasn't a violation of the new "crown of the helmet rule," according to the source.

"I'm still trying to figure that stuff out," Bostic said. ...

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