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Leagues seek penalties that deter

Updated: January 27, 2005, 4:09 PM ET
Associated Press

Imagine being fined $5,000 or $10,000 for misbehaving at work.

That's a huge chunk of change for most people, enough to wipe out a bank account -- or at least put a sizable dent in it. And shelling out that kind of cash would certainly make someone think twice about acting up in the future.

But what about professional athletes, many of whom have multimillion-dollar contracts that pay more in a year or two than most people make in a lifetime. Is $10,000 enough to show ...

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