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Moore immediately hopped up and plowed Stafford -- then sitting on the ground -- back into the turf, sparking the skirmish and the corner's ejection.
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs received an unnecessary roughness penalty for a crushing hit on Lions receiver Calvin Johnson in the first quarter, but the NFL didn't fine him. The league also reviewed the play involving Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh pulling off the helmet of Cutler, but decided not to levy discipline.Seattle safety Kam Chancellor was fined $20,000 for his hit on Baltimore receiver Anquan Boldin. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco was fined $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle on Seattle linebacker David Hawthorne, who had intercepted a pass. Three Panthers were fined $7,500 each from the Tennessee-Carolina game, all for the same thing: striking an opponent in the face or facemask. Fined were Panthers tackles Byron Bell and Jordan Gross and defensive end Charles Johnson. Johnson fouled Titans tackle David Stewart. Titans safety Michael Griffin was fined the same amount for a late hit in the head area with his helmet. Browns guard Shawn Lauvao also received a $7,500 fine for unnecessary roughness in a loss to Houston on Nov. 6. Officials review all plays involving potential violations whether penalized or not, and they are referred to Ray Anderson, executive vice president of football operations, and Merton Hanks, vice president of football operations.
Hanks and Anderson make the initial determination for discipline for violations.
The NFL sends out notifications of discipline during the week, and the players have the right to appeal through a process that involves appeals officers Art Shell and Ted Cottrell.
League guidelines say that "discipline in each case will be evaluated by its own facts and circumstances." This includes determination of whether the infraction occurred 'during the normal course of the game' (e.g., was consistent with the competitive tempo, pace, and situation) or 'outside the normal course of the game' (e.g., was flagrant, unnecessary, avoidable, or gratuitous)."Information from ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright, ESPN.com senior NFL writer John Clayton and The Associated Press was used in this report.