Vikes' Farwell fined $7,500 for hit on Fitzpatrick

Updated: August 17, 2007, 8:28 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Although he has not yet been notified in writing, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Heath Farwell has been fined $7,500 by the league for a hit on St. Louis Rams quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in last Friday night's preseason opener.

A third-year veteran, Farwell plans to appeal the fine, which was first reported by the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer-Press and confirmed by the league.

Farwell, 25, was apparently sanctioned for hitting Fitzpatrick, who was knocked from the game by the blow, ...

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