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NFL levies fines for illegal hits on quarterbacks

Updated: September 16, 2006, 10:46 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In a week in which the most controversial and scrutinized hit on a passer was deemed legal by NFL officials, the league has levied fines against at least three defenders for illegal contact against quarterbacks.

Detroit rookie linebacker Ernie Sims, defensive tackle Darnell Dockett of Arizona and strong safety Roy Williams of Dallas were each fined $7,500 for excessive contact against quarterbacks in opening-week games, ESPN.com confirmed through league and team officials. It is also believed ...

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