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Vikings' Allen avoids suspension, is fined $25,000 for hit on Rodgers

Updated: November 20, 2008, 4:31 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The NFL has fined, but not suspended, Vikings defensive end Jared Allen for his hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Vikings coach Brad Childress said the league informed the team that Allen was being fined $25,000 for the hit in the Nov. 9 game, when Allen went unblocked and had a free run at Rodgers. Moments after Rodgers released the ball, Allen hit him high and knocked him down, drawing a roughing-the-passer penalty.

"Obviously, if it was going to happen, it was ...

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