Report: Bears LB Urlacher fined $20K for verbal abuse of official

Updated: October 17, 2008, 8:21 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for abusive conduct toward a game official, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday on its Web site.

Urlacher was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct in Sunday's 22-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons after Bears tackle Tommy Harris had recovered a fumble before giving the ball back to Atlanta while trying to lateral the ball.

A replay challenge followed the play, as the Bears thought Harris was down by contact before ...

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