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Winslow fined for hit that provoked Porter comments

Updated: December 16, 2006, 3:36 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for a late hit in the team's 27-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 7.

Ironically, the fine is the result of the play that provoked Steelers linebacker Joey Porter into characterizing Winslow with a slur typically associated with a gay man. Porter this week was fined $10,000 by the league for comments which the NFL termed "vulgar and inexcusable."

The play in question occurred with 6:40 remaining ...

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